Articles by ARC

Three Big European Parliament Votes Rock Corporate Ag

Fertilizer, herbicide and GM crops. 24th October 2017 saw not one but three significant votes in the European Parliament on each of these topics. Considering how these plenary votes went, it may be the case that, when it comes to agri-food policy matters, the tide is turning. So what happened, and what's next? [...]

1 November, 2017 // 0 Comments

Contributors wanted

  Interested in European food, farming and rural policy matters? Do you have great writing skills and an ability to deliver content accurately and on time? Then you [...]

31 October, 2017 // 0 Comments

CAP Clashes as Communication Approaches

With the date for the CAP communication fast approaching, protagonists antagonise each other while the Commission indicates that it may - in actual fact - do little of substance. [...]

8 October, 2017 // 0 Comments

What are the Big Issues for Food, Farming & Rural Places?

There are some big and pressing topics in agri-food and for rural places. Some of these are ongoing – rural and farming depopulation, land access, agroecology, economic and ecological disparities in the Common Agricultural Policy – and others are new. So what's new - and what's worth covering in debate form? [...]

2 October, 2017 // 0 Comments

3rd European Rural Parliament in Venhorst, Netherlands

The Third European Rural Parliament will take place this year on October 18-21 in Venhorst in the Netherlands. So what is the European Rural Parliament? What are the topics and themes? And where is Venhorst anyway? [...]

27 September, 2017 // 0 Comments

4 Instruments, 1 Pillar & a Move to Food – EEB on CAP

Four new policy instruments have been proposed by the EEB - the European Environmental Bureau - for a future CAP. These instruments are put forward for use in the areas of ecosystems, rural development, healthy food and sustainable farming. [...]

12 September, 2017 // 0 Comments

Towards a New Paradigm for Nature in the EU

Adopting rights of nature in EU law and policy would not only help to deal with current environmental issues but also induce a profound change in the way that nature in Europe is perceived and protected in the future, argues Mumta Ito. [...]

20 August, 2017 // 0 Comments

Long Read | How to Feed the World Without Killing the Planet?

The issue of "land sparing vs land sharing": Kremen poses the familiar refrain - should we be as productive (in terms of yield) as possible, thus leaving more land for nature, or should we try to get farming and nature to work better together? [...]

2 August, 2017 // 0 Comments

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