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

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December 18, 2020 00:27:45
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16 - 2020's Best Bits

This week is EURACTIV's last podcast of 2020 - and what a year it has been. Here, we take a look at the agrifood highlights of 2020, including the unveiling of the long-awaited Farm to Fork strategy, the EU's flagship food policy, a re-CAP of the final CAP-down, and EU Agriculture Commissioner Janusz Wojciechowski's tweets.  ...

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December 11, 2020 00:21:36
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15 - Live animal exports, Agrofert controversy, Committee of Regions

This week, EURACTIV takes a look at the debate over live animal transport in the EU as the UK moves to ban the practice, we hear from Aneta Zachová from EURACTIV Czech Republic about the latest news on the allegations of fraud surrounding Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babiš and the agricultural company Agrofert, and we speak with Joan Calabuig Rull, regional secretary for the EU of the Government of Valencia, to hear the Committee of the Regions opinion on the EU's flagship food policy, the Farm to Fork strategy. ...

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December 10, 2020 00:42:06
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Special Edition: A closer look at EU agrifood trade

In this special edition of the agrifood podcast, EURACTIV’s agrifood team delves deeper into all aspects of EU agrifood trade - why it's is so important in the context of the general EU’s trade policy, what makes EU foodstuff and the European Single Market so different for trade partners, as well as the social, political consequences that come from closer trade relations. To bring you the nitty-gritty of the EU’s agrifood trade policy, we speak with a range of experts, from lawmakers to academics and NGOs. ...

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14

December 04, 2020 00:39:41
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14 - Digitalisation, natural label, CAP scrap resolved

This week, EURACTIV spoke with our very own digital editor, Sam Stolton, about digitalisation in agriculture, including the challenges involved with rolling out broadband to rural areas and concerns over data protection, we speak on the issue of food products using the term "natural", which is not legally defined by the EU, and we discuss the resolution of the latest CAP scrap.  ...

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13

November 27, 2020 01:08:57
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13 - Fusilli express, COVID impact on farmers, Greta Thunberg

This week, EURACTIV spoke with Daniel Azevedo, Commodities and Trade Director of EU farmers association COPA-COGECA, about their recent report on the impact of COVID on the farming sector, and EURACTIV's very own Transport Editor, Sam Morgan, about transporting the EU's agrifood products via train and his musings about Greta Thunberg and scrapping the CAP.  ...

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November 20, 2020 00:50:53
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12 - US farming sector, EU taxonomy regulation, even more CAP

This week, EURACTIV hears about the reaction of the US farming community to the news of Joe Biden's win from Jonathan Ahl of St. Louis Public Radio, we speak about the EU taxonomy regulation and its implications for agriculture, and we explore the results from FoodDrinkEurope's annual report on the latest data and trends in the food and drinks industry with their director of communications, Will Surman.   ...

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