Current EU Commission proposals on future CAP (Common Agricultural Policy) objectives have been staggeringly vague and lacked substance. Along with other Brussels based NGOs working on food, farming, environmental and … Continued
Europe isn’t only calls for austerity and budget restrictions, and sometimes it’s prepared to show it. Last week, in fact, the European Parliament approved the composition of a special enquiry commission to look into authorization procedures for pesticides. Though the battle over renewal has been lost—at least for the moment—a civil awareness is growing around glyphosate and agrochemicals in general that politics can no longer afford to ignore.
The problem of bureaucracy is not secondary and it’s felt by small-scale producers across the continent. In particular, the laws on hygiene, which are certainly necessary but sometimes disproportionately strict, and often too complicated, with regards to the size of the artisanal enterprises they are applied to.
In view of the upcoming reform of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), on February 2 this year the European Commission launched a public consultation on the policy’s modernization and simplification, … Continued
The final conference of the Preparatory action on EU plant and animal genetic resources takes place today in Brussels. The event brings together more than three hundred participants representing EU institutions, … Continued