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What should Europe’s Farm to Fork strategy learn from #COVID-19?

What should Europe’s Farm to Fork strategy learn from #COVID-19?

| April 24, 2020

In his recent discussions with MEPs regarding the European Union’s Farm to Fork strategy (F2F), Commission vice president Frans Timmermans insisted the F2F is weeks but “certainly not months” away. That strategy, originally meant for release in March, is meant to make Europe’s food supply healthier and more sustainable for both consumers and the planet. […]

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New rules to promote #WaterReuse in #Farming

New rules to promote #WaterReuse in #Farming

| January 24, 2020

Water scarcity is a growing problem in Europe. MEPs want to secure the EU’s freshwater sources by promoting water reuse in agriculture. Population growth, urbanization and tourism have all contributed to the water shortages and droughts that are increasingly affecting many areas of Europe, especially the Mediterranean region. Water sources are under stress and the […]

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#FUW president honoured by #GorseddOfBards

#FUW president honoured by #GorseddOfBards

Welsh farmers’ leader Glyn Roberts will be honoured by the Gorsedd of Bards at this year’s National Eisteddfod. The Farmers’ Union of Wales President will be recognized alongside Welsh rugby legends Jonathan Davies and Ken Owens, Anglesey comedian Tudur Owen and Ceredigion harpist Catrin Finch. “This is a great honour, not just for myself,  but […]

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Parliament approves #AnimalWelfare measures for horses and donkeys

Parliament approves #AnimalWelfare measures for horses and donkeys

Measures to improve the welfare of millions of horses and donkeys across the EU have been approved today by the European Parliament. The proposals from European Conservative and Reformists Group MEP Julie Girling were passed by a large majority and cover animals used in a broad range of activities, from farming to tourism. They include: A […]

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Historic vote paves the way for EU ban on #rabbit cages

Historic vote paves the way for EU ban on #rabbit cages

The European Parliament today voted 410 to 205 in favour of measures to improve farmed rabbit welfare, which includes the drafting of legislation to end the use of battery cages. This historic result will help more than 340 million rabbits every year who currently experience extreme suffering in battery cages.   Animal Equality and its […]

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EU must take lead in linking trade in agriculture with the #SustainableDevelopmentGoals

EU must take lead in linking trade in agriculture with the #SustainableDevelopmentGoals

| February 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

Agriculture plays a critical role in climate change – it is both a cause and a victim of it.  And it plays a key role in the implementation of most of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). “We must get the sustainable development goals right, but we must also get trade in agriculture right, and we […]

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#Pesticides: MEPs want to promote use of natural alternatives

#Pesticides: MEPs want to promote use of natural alternatives

| February 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

Although fast and effective for plant growth, chemicals pesticides entail potential risks for human health, animals and the environment. About 45% of food we consume contains pesticide residues with 1.6% exceeding legal limits, according to the European Food Safety Authority. MEPs want to promote the use of more natural pesticides and to simplify and speed […]

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