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


February 19, 2021 00:22:25
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22 - Social conditionality, CAP, small farms

This week, EURACTIV speaks with Enrico Somaglia, deputy secretary-general of the European federation of food, agriculture and tourism unions, about social conditionality and what this would mean for the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) reform, and we speak with Irish MEP Chris MacManus about the demise of small farms in the EU. ...



February 12, 2021 00:28:26
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21 - World soil champion, agri-food survey

This week, EURACTIV's agrifood team sat down with the World Soil Champion Luca Montanarella, head of the new Joint Research Centre's action on Soil Data and Information Systems and advisor to the European Commission, to speak about all things soil and the importance of this natural resource, and we bring you our personal agri-food takes from a recently published Parliament survey. ...



February 05, 2021 00:25:31
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20 - Roman gods, vices, F2F amendments

What do Roman gods and vices have to do with agriculture? Find out in this week's EURACTIV agrifood podcast, where we delve deeper into the publication of the EU's Beating Cancer Plan and what this holds in store for the agrifood sector and we speak with MEP Herbert Dorfmann, agricultural coordinator for the EPP, about this week's amendments on the Farm to Fork strategy and what this means for the future of the strategy.  ...



January 29, 2021 00:35:27
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19 - EU cancer plan, resilience report, agri stats

This week, EURACTIV takes a sneak peek at a draft version of the EU's 'beating cancer' plan, which outlines plans to phase out red and processed meat and alcohol from EU agrifood promotional programmes alongside other several fiscal measures designed to target the sector, we speak with Tassos Haniotis, director of strategy, simplification and policy analysis at the EU Commission's DG AGRI, about agricultural statistics and to Gianluca Brunori, chair of the EU Commission' standing committee on agricultural research, about a recently released report on the resilience of the agrifood sector.  ...



January 22, 2021 00:37:04
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18 - CAP developments, protectionism, GM crops

This week, EURACTIV speaks about the latest developments on the CAP and the timeline for this year, we explore the news that the Czech Republic is on its way to introduce a protectionist food law despite warnings that this could be in violation of the EU’s free movement of goods, and we speak with Green MEP Eleonora Evi about the differences between the EU Parliament and Commission when it comes to genetically modified crops.  ...



January 15, 2021 00:28:39
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17 - 2021 lookahead, CAP, Brexit

This week, EURACTIV's agrifood team speaks with Paul Kelly, director of Food Drink Ireland, about the impact of Brexit on the sector so far and what he sees as the key concerns for the future, and we explore what's on the menu for 2021, including the finalisation of the CAP and hashing out the details of the Brexit agreement.  ...

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