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Posted on 08/03/2017 - By Valeria D'Agostino

Today, in our society, the safeguard of the ecosystem as a common good is an issue, which is becoming every day more relevant. Being an activity with a notable correlation to environmental issues, food safety, health and respect for animal welfare, animal husbandry deserves particular attention in order to guarantee both its economic and environmental […]

Posted on 13/02/2017 - By Yves Madre & Pieter Devuyst

Meeting the future demand for food will largely depend on the ability of the farming sector to increase its production by improving its productivity. Essentially, an improvement in agricultural productivity means that less input is needed to produce the same amount (or more) of output. In other words, this means that farmers are faced with […]

Posted on 14/12/2016 - By Joao Pacheco

Since the election of Donald Trump as the new US President the troubles facing big trade deals have reached a new stage. The TPP was already before the election under strong opposition in the US Congress. Any hopes that he might still be ratified in the “lame duck season” have faded away, and its future […]

Posted on 08/12/2016 - By Valeria D'Agostino

On November 30, the European Commission finally detailed the new clean energy package of measures. Among the new proposals, it was announced the inclusion of targets to substantially increase the use of advanced  biofuels in the transport fuel mix between 2020 and 2030, while reducing the EU ceiling for first generation biofuels (e.g. biodiesel from rapeseed & bioethanol […]

Posted on 02/12/2016 - By Horacio Aleman

Undoubtedly, there is nowadays a growing sentiment towards food and its effects on health. People are worried about health risks related to certain foods. In practice, the selective approach that is prevailing, focuses exclusively on nutrition, putting aside other considerations – culture, sociology, genetics, environment, employment, economics and internal market – that are also crucial […]

Posted on 17/10/2016 - By Farm Europe

Opening Speechof the Global Food Forum By Mario Guidi, The Global Food Forum is a place to speak frankly, in our own name. It is a place to leave at the door the usual ready-made speeches – the Line To Take as we say in Brussels. We are here in Pavia, at the heart of […]

Posted on 10/10/2016 - By Farm Europe

The Global Food Forum will take place on 14 and 15 October, on a farm close to Milan (Italy). Organised by the think tank Farm Europe in partnership with Confagricoltura, the event will gather more than 200 top representatives from the European institutions, national administrations, farmers’ organisations, companies and experts, who are coming from all across the EU and are willing to reflect […]

Posted on 27/09/2016 - By Luc Vernet

The European Commission can rightly be proud of the success of the milk reduction scheme launched in early September. With 1,07 million tonnes to be withdrawn from the market, the €150 million milk reduction scheme announced in July has shown its capacity to be an effective tool to rebalance the market and contribute to the upwards recovery of […]

Posted on 15/07/2016 - By Horacio Aleman

On June 15 , Farm Europe organized a Seminar on Science, Media and Decision Making on Food and Nutrition with the aim of launching the debate on the topic and trying to propose ideas on how to improve the relation and interaction among science, media and decision makers. The strong interest and participation to a […]