FOOD CHAIN - 6 September 2021

THE IMPACT OF THE FARM TO FORK AND BIODIVERSITY STRATEGY – LOTS OF PAIN FOR LITTLE GAIN

The Commission has finally released a study on the impact of its F2F and Biodiversity Strategy proposals on the agriculture sector. The key commitments that directly affect the EU farming sector include reducing the use of chemical pesticides by 50% and of fertilisers by 20%, setting of at least 10% of agricultural area under high-diversity […]

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FOOD CHAIN - 2 September 2021

NUTRITION & FOOD POLICY: FAO PREPARES FOR THE GLOBAL SUMMIT

The Summer months have been full of international attention to food policies: starting in July, with the to the UN Food System Pre-Summit held in Rome, where civil society, private sector businesses, decision-makers and other stakeholders met to discuss the issues of transforming the global food systems, in preparation to the Food System Summit to […]

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FOOD CHAIN - 1 September 2021

FARM TO FORK: JRC PUBLISHES IMPACT ASSESSMENT UNDER THE RADAR

While August has been a quiet month, July has seen some movements as regarding the Farm to Fork Strategy sponsored by the services of the European Commission. An unofficial impact assessment of the strategy has been published during the holidays considering the impacts of the targets on the EU agri-food markets, together with a report […]

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FOOD CHAIN - 6 July 2021

YUKA FOUND GUILTY OF ACTS OF DENIGRATIONS

After the ‘Nestlégate’, which saw the Swiss food multinational admitting that a big majority of its products cannot be considered “healthy”, the UK is taking further steps in limiting the advertisement of unhealthy foods to children, and a pilot project for eco-label is planned to take off in the autumn, in France. Yuka, the food-shop […]

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FOOD CHAIN - 25 June 2021

CAP: THE TOOLS FOR DUAL PERFORMANCE ARE THERE, IT’S UP TO THE MEMBER STATES TO MOBILIZE THEM!

Farm Europe welcomes the agreement on the reform of the Common Agricultural Policy reached today. It preserves the common dimension of this policy and it provides the means to give impetus to a real economic and environmental ambition, clearly improving the European Commission’s initial proposal. The tireless work of the Portuguese Presidency, of long-established MEPs […]

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FOOD CHAIN - 2 March 2021

THE COMMISSION 2021 PROMOTION POLICY IS SURPRISINGLY FLAWED

The EU agri-food promotion policy is a very important tool to expand sales and increase penetration in international markets. In the current times, marked by the negative effects of the Covid-19 crisis in some key sectors and uncertainty on the future outlook, farmers are even more eagerly reliant upon the boost that promotion programmes bring […]

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