Agrifood Brief

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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
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  1. 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 ...

    2020-07-02

  2. 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 ...

    2020-06-25

  3. 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 ...

    2020-06-18

  4. 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 ...

    2020-06-11

  5. 21 - CAP budget, meat sector struggles, wine aid package

    Budget Commissioner Johannes Hahn has said this week that it is very difficult to make the EU’s main farm policy greener when figures on the bottom line are red, a new report exposes the vulnerabilities of the global meat sector, and lawmakers in the European Parliament’s Agriculture Committee have turned ...

    2020-06-04