Agrifood Brief

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

Latest Episodes


April 08, 2022 00:43:22
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Agrifood Podcast: Janusz from the bloc, French elections, Groundhog Day

Feeling lost about everything that has happened this week in the agrifood world? No need to worry, EURACTIV’s agrifood team has your back. In this week’s podcast, we cover all the major events this week, from food security to the Commission’s emissions proposal, and we are joined by EURACTIV France’s Hugo Struna to discuss the French elections and how this may impact the direction of the food sector. ...



April 01, 2022 00:44:02
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Agrifood Podcast: New pesticides proposal leak, food security & UN rapporteur

This week, EURACTIV is once again talking about the hot topic on everyone’s lips right now - food security - and we hear about how German companies are cashing in from the Belarus sanctions. We also discuss our thoughts about the latest draft of the Commission’s Sustainable Use of Pesticides proposal, and we are joined by Olivier De Schutter, co-chair of IPES-Food and UN Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights. ...



March 25, 2022 00:40:41
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Agrifood Podcast: Pesticides proposal 'postponement', food affordability & security

This week, EURACTIV's agrifood team discusses food accessibility, affordability and security in light of the Ukraine war, as well as the news that the European Commission decided to 'postpone' (although not in their words) the proposal of the sustainable use of pesticides directive. To help us do so, we are joined by Marilda Dhaskali, EU agriculture policy officer at BirdLife Europe, Olivier de Matos, Director General of Croplife Europe, and Pauline Constant, head of communications at EU consumer organisation, BEUC. ...



March 18, 2022 00:32:08
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Week of ‘clashes’ and a very special guest

This week, EURACTIV’s agrifood team brings you the latest about the current EU debate over holding off the implementation of the main sustainable EU farming policies, the Farm to Fork and the Biodiversity strategies, due to food safety concerns. We are also joined by a very special guest who tells us more about the first ‘salty’ flavour of the week. ...



March 11, 2022 00:33:08
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Agrifood Podcast: Food security & the Ukraine war

With the looming threat of the Ukraine war on the world's food supply, the key theme of the week has been food security. Here, EURACTIV's agrifood team brings you up to speed on why stakeholders and raising the alarm over food, what this means for the sector and what is being discussed to tackle this. We also bring you a (very apt) focus on sunflowers. ...



March 04, 2022 00:26:49
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Ukraine, food security, Salon de l'Agriculture

This week, EURACTIV's agrifood team gives you the run down on the impact of the war on Ukraine on the EU's agrifood sector and are joined by EURACTIV's Alice Taylor to hear why it might mean that bread is off the table in Albania. We also have an agrifood podcast first with live reporting from the Salon de l'Agriculture in Paris, and for those of you with a sweet tooth, we take a closer look at sugar. ...