A review of existing CAP measures for protein, oil protein and oilseed crops and market trends What lessons? What next? Policy Briefing, October 2017. In the European Union, the goal of ‘protein independence’, or rather the EU’s heavy reliance on plant protein imports ‒ mainly in the form of soybean meal ‒ which are used […]
While the conflict between Russia and Ukraine is going on in the East of Europe, agricultural markets are still suffering its consequences, notably in the price raise of fertilizers and the possible shortages on the cereal markets. The EU institutions are discussing alternative solutions to the short-term problems that the conflict is creating within the EU agri-food chain following on last month’s Commission declaration of ‘Food Security’. Commissioner Wojciechowski repeatedly stressed the importance of reducing fertilizers dependency, while EU and national agricultural organizations call on the Commission for further support of the chain and derogations from the environmental obligations. The Executive Vice-President of the European Commission contested that the war in Ukraine has any impact on food security in front of the ENVI committee of the European Parliament, asking the MEPs for continued support for the Farm to Fork.
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