Food security is not outdated topic, says Italy’s farmers chief

By |julij 9th, 2020|common agricultural policy, Farm to Fork, Food security, News, organic farming, transitional CAP|

Saying that ensuring both food security and food safety in Europe is an objective already achieved is a mistake, the chief of Italy's farmers' organisation Confagricoltura Massimiliano Giansanti told EURACTIV Italy in an interview.

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EU Agriculture Commissioner refutes concerns over 25% organic target

By |junij 25th, 2020|Copa-Cogeca, Farm to Fork, Janusz Wojciechowski, News, organic, organic agriculture, organic farming, sustainable food systems|

On the back of growing concern over the target for 25% of EU farmland to be farmed organically by 2030, EU Commissioner for Agriculture Janusz Wojciechowski has lent the plan his support and stressed it is achievable. But farmers are still concerned th...

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Farm to Fork Strategy – What’s on the menu?

By |maj 29th, 2020|agroecology, alternatives to pesticides, Animal Taskforce, common agricultural policy, Compassion in World Farming, Copa-Cogeca, ECPA, Eurocoop, Farm to Fork, FoodDrinkEurope, Frans Timmermans, Good Food Institute, IBMA, ifoam, IPES-Food, meat consumption, meat production, News, Norbert Lins, organic farming, Paolo De Castro, pesticide action network, pesticide reduction, Pierre Bascou, Stella Kyriakides, sustainable food production, WWF|

In this special edition of the agrifood podcast, EURACTIV's agrifood team spoke to a range of policymakers and stakeholders to hear their remarks on the presentation of the highly anticipated Farm to Fork strategy, the new EU's landmark food policy

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Farm to Fork strategy aims to slash pesticide use and risk by half

By |maj 20th, 2020|alternatives to pesticides, biological pesticides, biopesticides, ECPA, Farm to Fork, News, organic farming, pesticide action network, pesticide reduction, pesticide targets, Pesticides, Stella Kyriakides, sustainable farming|

The long-awaited EU Farm to Fork (F2F) strategy published on Wednesday (20 May) unveiled a highly anticipated 50% target for the reduction of pesticide use and risk.

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Sustainable rooftop-fish-farming conquers Brussels city heights

By |februar 28th, 2020|Belgium, BIGH project, Brussels, Building Integrated Greenhouses, circular economy, fish farming, Foodmet, France, News, organic farming, rooftop farming|

Europe's largest urban farm, located on the rooftops of the EU capital, raises fish and grows vegetables while meeting strict circular economy criteria. The founder of BIGH (Building Integrated Greenhouses), Steven Beckers, says his urban farm plans to...

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Can good food be sold at the smallest price?

By |februar 26th, 2020|agriculture, Aldi, CAP, DG AGRI, Edeka, food prices, Germany, Lidl, News, organic farming, Rewe, supermarkets|

Can a pork cutlet which is on special offer be of high quality and still feed the farmer who produced it? Given the current imbalance in Germany's food industry, EURACTIV Germany travelled to Brandenburg to discuss good food and fair prices with one of...

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Germans protest in Berlin demanding radical change of agricultural sector

By |januar 20th, 2020|agriculture, CAP, Common Agicultural Policy, Germany, International Green Week, Julia Klöckner, News, Ökolandbau, organic farming|

Tens of thousands of people took to the streets of Berlin in the tenth "We're fed up with it!" rally on Saturday (18 January) in an effort to bring about a radical change in Germany's agricultural sector. EURACTIV Germany reports.

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EU to ban the insecticide thiacloprid

By |januar 15th, 2020|insecticides, neonicotinoids, News, organic agriculture, organic farming, Pesticides, thiacloprid|

The European Commission decided on Monday (13 January) not to renew the approval of the neonicotinoid pesticide thiacloprid, following scientific advice by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) that the substance presents health and environmental c...

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Future of France’s organic products may lie in hands of large supermarkets

By |januar 8th, 2020|agriculture, distribution, France, News, organic farming, Organic food, organic products, supermarket chains|

If the production of organic products continues to grow every year in France, mass distribution will supply even more of these products by 2022, according to an analysis note from the Xerfi Precepta Institute. But could such a development prove to be r...

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The impact of the new CAP on organic farming

By |december 20th, 2019|CAP reform, environmental protection, European Commission, Food labelling, Janusz Wojciechowski, News, organic farming, Pesticides, Poland|

With organic agriculture increasingly gaining recognition in the EU as providing benefits to farmers, consumers and the environment, EURACTIV.pl explores how the new CAP proposal works to support the promotion of this type of production.

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