Certification: dissociating emission reduction and sequestration is an environmental non-sense

The European Commission presented its proposal for a regulation to establish the basis for carbon removals certification by the agricultural and forestry sectors. This is a key step in establishing a real business model for carbon farming, and therefore in Europe’s ability to reach its emission reduction, storage and carbon neutrality targets.  There are about 40 […]

UP NEXT! – GLOBAL FOOD FORUM 2022

Farm Europe is happy to invite you to the next edition of the Global Food Forum, titled ‘Climate, nutrition, energy: European Agriculture on all fronts’. This event will feature 5 working sessions around some of the most relevant topics for today’s EU agri-food sector. Themes include the current and future financement of agriculture, the environmental & […]

HOW AUTONOMOUS IS THE EU ENERGY SYSTEM?

Last Friday marked the end of COP27. While the objective of keeping global heating below 1.5C was reiterated, the global conference failed to deliver on a commitment by the world’s major emitters to phase down fossil fuels. The energy sector, responsible for more than two-thirds of global greenhouse emissions, is mainly powered by fossil fuels. […]

Farm to fork newsletter: the fertilizer headache

In the midst of the price and energy crisis and the impact of the Russian-Ukrainian war on the food market, the Commission is about to publish a communication on fertilizers (on November 9th). According to some rumors, the Commission will call on national capitals to ensure supplies of gas for fertilizers manufacturers, and encourage to […]

NUTRITION & HEALTH : EU LABEL LEGISLATION POSTPONED

As the expectations around the Commission’s proposal about a EU-wide nutritional labelling systems are getting higher, many events are being organized around this topic. However, the Commission seems that it will postpone this legislative initiative at a later stage of 2023 considering the ‘complexity’ of the issue and the fact that more time is needed […]

WINE NEWS: OCTOBER’S TURBULENT EXPORT

In October, France had a higher estimate for its annual wine production, while wine remained one of the main catalyzers behind the agri-food export in Italy. On a European level, the Commission has estimated EU wine production to be 2.5% above 5-year average (+1.5% year-on-year) in 2022/23. At the same time, exports dropped in Australia, […]