NEWS

  • Commission and MEPs look for a fresh start after CAP tension 03 Dec 2020 13:07 EurActiv The European Parliament and the Commission are trying to restore mutual trust after the recent quarrels about the reform of the EU’s massive farming subsidies programme, the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP). After Commission Vice-President Frans Timmermans …
  • UK to become first country in Europe to ban live animal exports 03 Dec 2020 07:00 The Guardian Plans to ban the export of live animals for slaughter and fattening are to be unveiled by the UK’s environment secretary, George Eustice, on Thursday. The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) said the plans were part of a renewed push …
  • The coronavirus has handed Europe a green opportunity 03 Dec 2020 02:23 Taipei News.net The EU has committed billions to stimulus spending aimed at confronting climate change, but leaders must ensure that these funds deliver the best possible return The COVID-19 crisis has presented Europe with a once-in-a-generation opportunity to launch a …
  • A safety net for farmers 03 Dec 2020 00:29 The Indian Express Indian farmers, in particular, worry that the farm bills may clear the way for giant Indian companies.On September 27, President Ram Nath Kovind gave his assent to three contentious farm bills passed by Parliament — The Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) …
  • Chestnuts, roasting or otherwise, find niche 02 Dec 2020 20:33 Delta Farm Press It’s not our intent to plant a musical earworm in your head – “Chestnuts roasting on an open fire” — but it’s that time of year again. While chestnuts are the No. 3 nut on a worldwide scale, in the U.S, they represent a niche market.  As one grower …
  • WhistlePig Founder Raj Bhakta's Purchase of Green Mountain College Places Poultney's Fate in His Hands 02 Dec 2020 17:22 Seven Days - Vermont There's no mistaking who owns Raj Bhakta's farm. The roof of the tallest barn on his Shoreham property broadcasts his surname in enormous red letters. Last year, the WhistlePig Whiskey founder purchased these remnants of a merino sheep farm, which …
  • Digitalisation in agriculture: Mission impossible? 02 Dec 2020 13:02 EurActiv The German Agriculture Ministry and the European Agricultural Research Initiative examined what politics and research can do to effectively tackle the problem of digitisation in agriculture at an online conference on Wednesday (2 December). EURACTIV …
  • How to Reap the Benefits of Food as Medicine 02 Dec 2020 12:43 Inter Press Service Development & Aid, Featured, Food & Agriculture, Food Security and Nutrition, Food Sustainability, Global, Headlines, Health, Humanitarian Emergencies, Inequity, TerraViva United Nations Sorghum is has nutritional and health benefits. Small scale …
  • Digitisation Could Transform African Agriculture 02 Dec 2020 10:58 Inter Press Service Africa, Development & Aid, Economy & Trade, Food & Agriculture, Food Security and Nutrition, Food Sustainability, Headlines, Health, Labour, TerraViva United Nations Farmers are producing without knowing market demand for their produce which …
  • How To Fix A Food System That's Not Designed To Feed People 02 Dec 2020 09:43 HuffPost FutureProof is a collaboration between HuffPost and Unearthed, Greenpeace UK’s journalism unit Earlier this year, Americans learned what it looks like when a food system reliant on industrial agriculture, near monopolies and exploited laborers breaks down. …