Agrifood Brief

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Welcome to EURACTIV's AgriFood Brief, your weekly update on all things Agriculture & Food in the EU from EURACTIV's Agrifood news team: Gerardo Fortuna and Natasha Foote

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Latest Episodes…

  1. 36 - Controversial guests, EU-US truce & pesticide ban

    This week, EURACTIV discusses the controversy around the fact that EU farmers association COPA-COGECA was invited to this week's informal AGRIFISH Council, we explore the EU-US trade truce and what this means for the agrifood sector, and we speak with journalist and campaigner Georgina Downs about a recent referendum in ...

    06/18/2021

  2. 35 - Sausage (and other meats) scandal, cage-free EU

    This week, we spoke with EURACTIV's very own Ben Fox about the so-called "sausage war" between the EU and the UK which has hit headlines this week, and with Green MEP Francisco Guerreiro to hear his reaction to the news that the European Parliament voted for a resolution to ban ...

    06/11/2021

  3. 34 - Final CAP down - what went wrong?

    This week, EURACTIV reflects on the final CAP down week, exploring why talks collapsed and negotiatiors did not manage to seal a deal, and we speak with Nathalie Sauze-Vandevyver, director in DG Agri in charge of quality, research & innovation, on promotional policy.  ...

    05/31/2021

  4. 33- EU's agri boss, CAP negotiator, #finalCAPdown (again)

    This week, EURACTIV speaks to the EU's Agriculture Commissioner Janusz Wojciechowski ahead of next week's pivotal CAP reform negotiations about the thorny issues remaining in the reform, how he sees his role and his relationship with the EU farming community, and his vision for the future of farming beyond this reform. We ...

    05/21/2021

  5. 32 - Carbon considerations, Spain shirks scrutiny, live exports

    This week, EURACTIV spoke with Riccardo Valentini, Professor of Forest Ecology at the University of Tuscia, about carbon neutrality and carbon markets for farming, and we hear from Green MEP Thomas Waitz about the news that the Spanish government has rejected a request from the European Parliament to speak about the two ...

    05/14/2021