25 episodes

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

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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

    27- German presidency's priorities, young farmers, no-till

    27- German presidency's priorities, young farmers, no-till

    German Agriculture Minister Julia Klöckner laid out the German Presidency's agrifood priorities this week, listing CAP negotiations, animal welfare, and digitalisation among her main focuses, young farmers have said that they need a toolbox “as broad as possible” to achieve the goals of the Farm to Fork strategy, and, with soil health high on the EU policy agenda, EURACTIV spoke with US-based farmer Trey Hill, whose innovative approach to farming explores the potential of no-till agriculture, a practice that can contribute to the EU’s sustainability goals.

    • 20 min
    26 - F2F target reversal, agricultural drones, F2F solutions

    26 - F2F target reversal, agricultural drones, F2F solutions

    An EU Commissioner has for the first time suggested the possibility of revising the ambitious targets of the new EU food policy at a later stage, EURACTIV explores the ways in which innovation and a well-balanced regulatory framework can help to cope with the trade-offs of the Farm to Fork strategy, and agriculture stakeholders are calling on the EU Commission to update the sustainable use of pesticides directive to allow the use of drones for aerial spraying of pesticides.
     

    • 17 min
    25- Food security, F2F targets, CAP transition

    25- Food security, F2F targets, CAP transition

    In the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, food security has become the hot topic on everyone's lips, but not everyone is in agreement over the best way to strengthen the EU's food security, farmers have expressed concern that organic targets may could “kill” the sector, and lawmakers agree to delay post-2020 CAP by two years.

    • 19 min
    24- ‘Meatish’ name, transport of animals, bridging CAP

    24- ‘Meatish’ name, transport of animals, bridging CAP

    Row over veg-meat name heats up in Europe, rekindling the debate about possible consumer deception when it comes to novel food products, the European Parliament approved the setting up of an Inquiry Committee on live transport and Commission’s firm opposition to having an interim two-year period before the next EU farming subsidies programme starts has irritated co-legislators.

    • 14 min
    23- Gene-editing, CAP reform bickering, hospitality sector

    23- Gene-editing, CAP reform bickering, hospitality sector

    In an unprecedented move, a group of German Green MPs and one MEP have backed the use of gene editing technologies in a new paper, lawmakers on the European Parliament’s Agriculture Committee reacted angrily as their colleagues on the Environment Committee decided to halt cooperation on the post-2020 Common Agricultural Policy file, and EURACTIV takes a closer look at how the hospitality sector will play a vital role in the process of “re-connecting” European citizens socially after the coronavirus pandemic. 

    • 14 min
    22 - Unsustainable imports, Brexit disruption, impact assessment

    22 - Unsustainable imports, Brexit disruption, impact assessment

    New sustainable food policy bears risk of unsustainable imports, ministers have warned this week, major agrifood stakeholders warn that a Brexit no deal could severely disrupt the EU agrifood sector and EU lawmakers have said that any potential reduction of glyphosate in the EU should be preceded by an impact assessment exploring the consequence for farmers.

    • 16 min

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