Agrifood Brief

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October 02, 2020 00:16:09
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5 - Agroforestry, pig tails, carbon farming

This week, we explore a curious tale about pig tails and take a closer look at EURACTIV's special report on new terminologies in sustainable agriculture, including agroforestry and carbon farming.  ...

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September 25, 2020 00:15:51
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4 - New Copa President, labelling disputes, cocoa initiative

This week, EURACTIV spoke with Christiane Lambert, the newly elected President of farmers association Copa, about her priorities for her new role, the fight against the Nutri-Score system as the EU-wide nutrition food label has kicked up a notch with the addition of a new non-paper backed by several member states, and the EU Commission has launched an initiative to improve sustainability in the cocoa sector.  ...

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September 17, 2020 00:13:34
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3 - Carbon credits, meat alternatives, AGRIFISH agenda

This week, EURACTIV discusses the role agriculture plays in the EU’s carbon-neutral ambitions, European Parliament lawmakers are considering asking the European Commission to step in and help nix any doubts about the terminology used for plant-based meat substitutes, and we take a look at the agenda for the upcoming AGRIFISH council.  ...

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September 10, 2020 00:14:17
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2 - Organics regulation, releasing recovery funds, new trade Commissioner

This week, EURACTIV takes a closer look at the Commission's announcement of the launch of a public consultation on its future action plan on organic farming and also its proposal to postpone by one year the entry into force of the new organic regulation, we hear what Agriculture CommissionerJanusz Wojciechowski had to say about releasing recovery funds, and we discuss how the appointment of the new EU Trade Commissioner has raised a few eyebrows in the agriculture community.  ...

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September 03, 2020 00:16:15
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1 - Agrifood Brief: Back to School

Welcome back to EURACTIV's agrifood podcast, with your hosts Gerardo Fortuna and Natasha Foote. In this episode, we catch you up on all that you might have missed over the holiday period, offer the latest EU news from this week and also a look-ahead for the most important policy developments coming up in the Autumn. This week also features two special guests, FAO chief economist Maximo Torero and Aurélie Catallo from the campaign organisation Pour Une Autre PAC.  ...

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July 16, 2020 00:20:37
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27- German presidency's priorities, young farmers, no-till

German Agriculture Minister Julia Klöckner laid out the German Presidency's agrifood priorities this week, listing CAP negotiations, animal welfare, and digitalisation among her main focuses, young farmers have said that they need a toolbox “as broad as possible” to achieve the goals of the Farm to Fork strategy, and, with soil health high on the EU policy agenda, EURACTIV spoke with US-based farmer Trey Hill, whose innovative approach to farming explores the potential of no-till agriculture, a practice that can contribute to the EU’s sustainability goals. ...

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