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.
In April 2023, the European Commission launched initiatives on food price fluctuations, agricultural subsidies and new regulations on the use of plant protection products. It has also launched a consultation on a new set of EU taxonomy criteria for economic activities contributing to the protection of water and marine resources, the transition to a circular […]
The draft Protocol proposed by the European Commission doesn’t provide answer to the actual environment and climate concerns on the Mercosur deal, and much less in attempting to establish a level playing field for EU farmers. Vague political declarations seem to be what’s on the table. Will they suffice to convince the European Parliament and the Council?
A final agreement was reached on March 30th between the European Parliament and Council on the Renewable Energy Directive’s revision. This agreement confirms the strategic importance of agricultural biomass in delivering the EU’s climate ambition alongside other renewables. It represents stability for crop-based biofuels, which are currently the main contributors to transport decarbonisation, together with […]
The Russian unlawful attack on Ukraine in February 2022 and the following blockade of Ukrainian ports have severely affected global grain supply chains. With Ukraine being a major world exporter of corn, wheat, sunflower and barley, it was imperative for the international community to find solutions to get Ukrainian production out of the country in order to ensure global food security.
At a time where securing food sovereignty is high on the European agenda, the EU-NZ FTA will not be understood by the EU agriculture community, and rightly so. Ahead of the negotiation, the European Commission published a Trade Sustainability Impact Assessment with disturbing results