Welcome to EURACTIV's AgriFood Brief, your weekly update on all things Agriculture & Food in the EU from EURACTIV's Agrifood news team: Gerardo Fortuna and Natasha Foote
41 - A flavour of what's to come: CAP, animal welfare, gene editing
This week, EURACTIV's agrifood team reflects on the biggest stories from this 'school' year and the fun to come after the summer break, and we speak with Green MEP Sarah Wiener on turkey welfare and Professor Doreen Boyd from the University of Nottingham on how satellite technology can help monitor labour exploitation in agriculture
40 - Fit for 55, carbon farming & Slovenian Presidency
The EURACTIV agrifood team speaks about the Fit for 55, the European Commission's package of energy and climate laws designed to cut carbon emissions by 55% before the end of the decade, and its implications for the agrifood sector, and we talk about the agricultural priorities for the Slovenian Presidency
39 - Bubble battles, Mark Ruffalo & code of conduct
This week, EURACTIV spoke with EURACTIV France's very own Clara Bauer-Babef and Magdalena Pistorius about what the 'polluter pays' principle has to do with agriculture and the bubble battle brewing between France and Russia, and we take a look at the newly-launched EU Code of Conduct on responsible food business and marketing practices.
38 - The final CAP down - all you need to know
EURACTIV brings you up to speed with all the developments on the long awaited CAP reform and exactly what was decided last week. To put this CAP reform in perspective, we spoke with Angelo Di Mambro, a journalist with the Italian media ANSA and long-time CAP follower, about how this CAP reform compares to previous policies. We also delve in to all of the most contentious elements of this reform with the help of ENVI Chair Pascal Canfin giving his take on the alignment of the Green Deal, Birdlife's Harriet Bradley, who explains the issues with the GAECs, Enrico Somaglia from the European trade union of food and agriculture about the conclusion reached on social conditionality, Irish MEP Colm Markey on internal convergence, and young farmer's assoication CEJA's recently elected new President Diana Lenzi on what this CAP reform holds for young farmers
37 - EU auditors, CAP (in)action on climate change
This week, EURACTIV spoke with Jindrich Dolezal of the European Court of Auditors about their recent report which lambasted EU agricultural funding for combatting climate action - totalling €100 billion - saying it has so far been ineffective, especially when it comes to livestock farming and peatlands.
36 - Controversial guests, EU-US truce & pesticide ban
This week, EURACTIV discusses the controversy around the fact that EU farmers association COPA-COGECA was invited to this week's informal AGRIFISH Council, we explore the EU-US trade truce and what this means for the agrifood sector, and we speak with journalist and campaigner Georgina Downs about a recent referendum in Switzerland on a ban of the use of synthetic pesticides and the UK's upcoming environment bill, which may also restrict their use.