With the new European Commission promising to implement a European Green Deal, the expectations are high for the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) reform to truly address the needs of the environment. The Green Deal should include biodiversity protection strategy and the reduction of the use of pesticides – vital steps to stop the decline of pollinators. On September 21, the second day of the Cheese Festival in Bra, speakers from the European Commission and several European non-governmental organizations discussed how the CAP reform fits into the narrative around the protection of the environment, biodiversity, and sustainable food systems.
The European Union has launched a public consultation about the decline of bees. Bees, butterflies, and other insect pollinators are in rapid decline, and the situation is becoming increasingly … 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.
Wednesday June 29 was a special day for two producers of European Slow Food Presidia who were hosted in Brussels by the European Commission’s Environment Directorate-General at a Lunchtime Conference. These lunch-hour events are opportunities for debates and exchanges of ideas with European officials.