‘Made locally and globally’: An alliance of common sense for consumers

By |julij 9th, 2020|agriculture, News, protectionism|

Whether they offer the promise of produce 'made locally' or 'globally', all farmer have an important role to play and offer to consumers, writes Elena Valenciano.

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EU-Mercosur deal will have devastating impact on climate, NGOs warn

By |julij 2nd, 2020|agriculture, climate, deforestation, EU-Mercosur, European Commission, France, Jair Bolsonaro, News, Nicholas Hulot, Phil Hogan|

After 20 years of negotiations, the text of the EU-Mercosur deal was concluded between the EU and the Latin American countries of Mercosur on 28 June in Brussels. While the agreement still has to be approved by the European Parliament and Council, farm...

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Food security & Climate change post-COVID – Improving the sustainability of EU agriculture

By |julij 1st, 2020|agricultural innovation, agriculture, Biodiversity, Farm to Fork, News|

The Covid-19 pandemic has raised questions about the fragility of our food supply, putting food security back on the agenda. Coupled with the on-going threat of climate change, agriculture has a crucial role to play to ensure European food remains...

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Only slight improvements in German nitrate levels

By |julij 1st, 2020|agriculture, EU nitrate directive, Germany, groundwater, Julia Klöckner, News, nitrate, nitrate levels, Svenja Schulze, water pollution|

This week, Germany must report the nitrate levels of its groundwater to the European Commission. According to media reports, the trend is slightly positive but even the Commission admits that a comparison with other EU countries is difficult. EURACTIV ...

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Germany relaxes restrictions on seasonal workers

By |junij 10th, 2020|agriculture, coronavirus, Germany, News, Poland, Romania, seasonal workers|

The German government on Wednesday (11 June) eased entry restrictions for seasonal farm workers that were first introduced to help stem the spread of the coronavirus.

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Agriculture has fundamental role to play in fighting climate change, says French socialist MEP

By |junij 3rd, 2020|agriculture, Climate Change, COVID-19, energy and environment, Éric Andrieu, European Commission, European Parliament, Farm to Fork, News|

In an interview with EURACTIV's partner Le Journal de l'environnement, French socialist MEP Éric Andrieu (S&D) said that climate change and the COVID-19 pandemic make it necessary to put agriculture back at the heart of the debate and to change the agricultural model with targeted tools and resources.

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Divisions open over ‘lower agriculture standards’ in future US-UK pact

By |maj 14th, 2020|agriculture, chlorine chicken, News, US-UK trade deal|

Divisions have opened within the UK government following reports that Boris Johnson’s administration is preparing to offer increased access to the UK market for US agriculture exports and possibly lower the bar on environmental and health standards.

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HELSINKI – Ukrainians are coming!

By |maj 7th, 2020|agriculture, coronavirus, COVID-19, Finland, health crisis, Helsinki, News, seasonal workers, The Capitals, Ukraine|

A big sigh of relief was heard across the fields in Finland on Wednesday (6 May) when the news broke out that Ukrainian seasonal workers are arriving to aid the country's current labour shortage.

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Farm to Fork: Consumer power

By |maj 6th, 2020|agriculture, Agrifood, EU policy, European Green Deal, Farm to Fork, Foodwatch International, News, Thilo Bode|

Our collective survival cannot depend on individual consumer choices. Food policy is too important to be left to the companies that make and market our food. Real change will only come through clearer, bolder EU-wide targets and measures to lessen the ...

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The running clock of the bioeconomy

By |maj 5th, 2020|agriculture, bioeconomy, circular economy, European Bioeconomy Strategy, Luis Planas, News, Spain|

There will soon come a time when the coronavirus will be nothing more but a bad memory in our lives and in our society. The conservation of our environment and our sustainable production of energy and food will continue to be key challenges for the fut...

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