Intensive farming, French court ruling and sugar tax

By |februar 13th, 2020|Agrifood, agrifood brief, Biotechnology, European Green Deal, green deal, Intensive farming, News, sugar tax|

Welcome to EURACTIV’s AgriFood Brief, your weekly update on all things Agriculture & Food in the EU. You can subscribe here if you haven’t done so yet. Intensive farming and the Green Deal In a recent tweet, Agriculture Commissioner Janusz Wojciechowski said that...

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Italy welcomes bioeconomy, kisses agricultural runoff goodbye

By |januar 24th, 2020|Agrifood, bioeconomy, bioplastics, circular economy, fertilisers, Italy, methane, News, research|

In 2017, Italy’s entire bioeconomy sector had a total turnover of €300 billion and, within 13 years, employed two million people. The country’s Bioeconomy Strategy was taken up a notch and made even more ambitious at the start of 2019. EURACTIV’s partner Agronotizie reports.

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Leave nothing to waste in agriculture: Spain’s race to top circular economy

By |januar 23rd, 2020|Agrifood, biogas, fertiliser, manure, News, olive sector, pigs, Spain|

The agrifood sector has no intention of staying behind in the race for leading the circular economy, in which everything, even the tiniest waste from crops and industries, can have an added value and help the economic, environmental and social sustainability. EURACTIV’s partner EFEAGRO reports.

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The EU’s outermost regions and their food: local flavours that break distances

By |november 28th, 2019|Agrifood, News, outermost territories|

The European Union (EU) has nine outermost territories shared between France, Spain and Portugal. Although geographically distant, these overseas territories are an essential part of the EU.

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Contaminated meat scandal exposes Germany’s food safety flaws

By |oktober 15th, 2019|Agrifood, consumer protection, Essen, European Food Safety Authority, foodstuffs, Foodwatch, Germany, meat production, News, Nutrition and health|

Three people died because bacteria-contaminated food from a meat producer was sold on the European market. Although the authorities knew about the bacterial discovery, the company was only closed after two weeks. EURACTIV Germany reports.

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World’s sixty largest meat, dairy and fish farms ranked in new sustainability index

By |september 5th, 2019|agriculture, Agrifood, antibiotics, climate protection, CO2 emissions, Emmanuel Macron, Fairr, fertiliser, France, Germany, meat production, News|

A group of concerned investors has examined the sustainability of the world's largest fattening farms and dairy factories that supply the global food industry. And the results aren't mouth-watering, EURACTIV Germany reports.

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EU Commission to crack down on recalcitrant member states over neonicotinoids

By |februar 26th, 2019|Agrifood, bees, Environmental NGOs, European Commission, insects, neonicotinoids, News, pesticide regulation, pesticide use|

The European Commission will trigger a never-before-used option against two member states over the abuse of so-called "emergency authorisations" for neonicotinoids, European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety Vytenis Andriukaitis said in a letter sent to NGOs dated 19 February and seen by EURACTIV.

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New EU bioeconomy strategy widens scope to solve more cycle problems

By |oktober 23rd, 2018|Agrifood, biochemicals, bioeconomy, European Commission, FoodDrinkEurope, John Bell, News, Phil Hogan|

The European Commission's new strategy is seeking to create a sustainable bioeconomy and build a carbon-neutral future. Rather than just find a replacement for petroleum-based products, the strategy addresses broader cyclic challenges, including food a...

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European leaders urged to act on soil sustainability

By |september 26th, 2018|Agrifood, energy and environment, land use, land use change, News, soil directive, soil protection|

Soils play a key role in regulating the earth's climate, sustaining agriculture and preserving biodiversity. Yet they have fallen down the EU policy agenda even though tools exist to reverse that trend, according to a new report published today (26 Sep...

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Sales of glyphosate sink to 13-year low in Germany

By |september 6th, 2018|Agrifood, Germany, glyphosate, herbicides, News|

Sales of the world’s most commonly used weed killer glyphosate in Germany reached 3,800 tonnes in 2016 - the lowest level in 13 years, Spiegel Online reported, quoting governmental documents.

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