On 17 December, EU agriculture ministers will discuss ideas published by the European Commission to reduce the amount of unsustainable overseas soy imported into the EU – by growing more here, writes Stanka Becheva.
The European Commission’s recent report on the future of EU protein strategy is a “missed opportunity” as it ignores domestic biofuels production, the EU ethanol industry has said.
Farmers in Germany who have suffered harvest losses of 30% or more due to the ongoing drought will get a total of €340 million in state aid, a half of the estimated damage, Agriculture Minister Julia Klöckner told a press...
Prevention is far better than cure when it comes to animal diseases and creation of sustainable livestock. Vaccination may play a role in reducing the need for antibiotics, but it needs to be accompanied by other "tools", like education and training, f...
There is a need to maintain the EU's main source of protein feed that are the co-product of biofuels, the European farmers association Copa-Cogeca told EURACTIV.com as the Commission announced its intention to draw up an EU-wide "protein strategy".
Chemicals, even naturally occurring ones, often sound scary and they certainly can be hazardous. But most, when appropriately managed, deliver significant benefits. Bleaches are important for cleaning and sanitation but we keep them out of reach of children. Petrol fuels our cars but we don’t bathe in it.
Some 53% of EU biodiesel is made with imported feedstock, according to a recent analysis of European Commission data by NGO Transport and Environment, and almost half of imported palm oil is burned in car engines.
The European Commission’s proposal to limit the use of biofuels in transport has drawn heated reactions from farmers who have warned about the effects on jobs and the economy. As part of the proposed Renewable Energy Directive review, the EU executive introduced a cap on the contribution of conventional biofuels to transport from a maximum of […]
The German-Hungarian ‘Soya Declaration’ finally gets us talking about what matters in CAP reform, write Olivier De Schutter, Oscar Rivas and Karin Nansen.