Sustainability, authenticity and short supply chain in Sicily: The example of Valdibella and Paterna Bio

By |december 11th, 2018|Food chain sustainability, News, short supply chains|

Some Sicilian companies in the agri-food sector have chosen a different model of producing and selling. The idea is to recover the “human” contact with the product and with the consumer.  EURACTIV’s partner Sicilia Agricoltura reports. It’s an agriculture that...

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Europe should protect its farmers, not big food multinationals

By |november 8th, 2018|agri-food sector, consumer rights, European Parliament, farmers, food chain, Food chain sustainability, News, unfair trading practices|

MEPs working on the 'unfair trade practices' directive risk handing a series of victories to food multinationals in the name of 'fairness for all', argues Christian Verschueren

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Debate on the scope of unfair trade practices heats up in EU Parliament

By |september 7th, 2018|farmers, Food chain sustainability, food supply chain, News, short food supply chain, unfair trading practices|

The final scope of the European Commission’s proposals on unfair trade practices (UTPs) in the EU food supply chain has divided stakeholders, as it has not been decided yet if large companies should also be included in the legislation, in addition to small and medium firms.

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Amended Commission food proposal ‘completely inadequate’, says foodwatch  

By |julij 10th, 2018|consumers protection, EU General Food Law, Food chain sustainability, food scandals, Health and Food Safety, News, transparency|

The European consumer organisation foodwatch released Tuesday 10 July eight specific demands to amend the current EU General Food Law legislation following the presentation by the European Commission last April of a reform proposal focusing on improvin...

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Which is more blue, Arctic sealing or the EU seal ban?

By |december 7th, 2017|Arctic sealing, blue growth, carbon footprint, environmental sustainability, Food chain sustainability, Greenland, Inuit, News, seal hunting, sealing, sustainable growth|

The EU advocates for Blue Economy, the new framework for the sustainable growth in the marine sector. Does Arctic sealing, a traditional activity widely condemned by the EU and others, actually qualify as a component of the blue economy?

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Growth of organic food sales stifled by ‘unjustified’ prices

By |september 5th, 2017|farmers, Food chain sustainability, News, supermarkets|

Organic food sales in supermarkets are booming, but excessive price mark-ups are restricting the sector’s appeal and holding back its growth, according to a study published on Thursday (29 August).

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Spain to recall 20,000 tonnes of fruit due to overproduction

By |avgust 25th, 2017|Food chain sustainability, food waste, fruit and vegetables, fruit industry, News, Russian veto|

The European Commission approved the Spanish Government’s request to recall nearly 20,000 tons of stone fruit from the market due toexcess production. EURACTIV’s partner EFEAgro reports.

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Short food chains seen as answer to farmers’ pay and product quality

By |april 24th, 2017|CAP, common agricultural policy, farmer income, food chain, Food chain sustainability, News, smallholders|

The development of short food supply chains could remove intermediaries and result in fairer remunerations for farmers as well as local food of high quality, stakeholders told EURACTIV.com.

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