Berlin, 8th February 2024 – Today the President of Eat Europe, Mr Luigi Scordamaglia, participated in a roundtable discussion on “The European Packaging regulation – Benefit or Damage for the Fruits and Vegetables Value Chain?” held at Fruit Logistica, the most important international exhibition for the sector. According to the European Commission the proposed revision […]
Brussels, 1st February 2024 – Luxembourg Square, in front of the European Parliament has been occupied today by thousands of farmers, protesting against a situation that has become unbearable. Germany, France, Italy, Cyprus, Malta, the Netherlands, Spain, Austria, Croatia, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Belgium, Czech Republic: the list of countries where turmoils are bursting is growing and […]
Brussels, 29th January 2024 – Eat Europe welcomes Arianna Giuliodori as first Executive Director. Her arrival marks the official launch of new operations for the recently born organisation, aiming at driving a sustainable and resilient food systems’ transformation, through an innovative and solid alliance between all actors in Europe: farmers, industry, retailers, academia, and consumers. Before joining Eat […]
Brussels, 25th January 2024 – Today, the President of the Commission Ursula von der Leyen officially launched the long-awaited Strategic Dialogue on the Future of Agriculture, reminding that “What agrifood in Europe needs is a long-term perspective” to face the challenges that are mounting, including food security, climate change and the wider objectives of the Green Deal. In times […]
The European institutions reached, yesterday, a provisional deal on the revision of the Industrial Emission Directive (IED), after very tense discussions on whether or not to include certain agricultural sectors in the scope of this regulation. Finally, thanks to the determination of the rapporteurs of the European Parliament, the co-legislators decided not to include the ruminant […]
Farm Europe is often questioned on the issue of glyphosate. We do not currently have a team of scientists experts in assessing the health and environmental risks associated with plant protection products. We are therefore careful not to take a position on the quality of the work done by scientists and by the European Food […]
LEGUMINOSE H20 research project is a European funded projects focused on intercropping practices. the LEGUMINOSE project aims at ensuring broad and various perspectives. Based on the policy analysis and workshops, Farm Europe will contribute to the team by providing a set of policy recommendations aimed to scale-up the intercropping practises across the EU
Prior to any step forward at EU level on cellular food products a serious work should be launched to identify all the potential risks that are still unclear. At least the risks are clearly closer to the pharmaceutical world than food products. The evaluation by public authorities shall not be limited to the final product, but instead must cover to the full process, which makes the Novel Food regulation not fit for purpose.
While Italy granted its approval on May 30th for field testing NGTs for experimental purposes, and the upcoming Spanish EC presidency declared its intention to support research and implementation on new genetic technologies, the release of the official EC’s proposal of regulation on NGTs was postponed from June 7th to July 5th. In parallel, Canada […]
Structural changes call for structural responses. It is very likely that new processing capacities will be needed in the EU to valorise an additional 10 to 14 million tonnes of grains from Ukraine. This new reality calls for a new dynamic to be given to the Green Deal.