Articles by Peter Crosskey

About Peter Crosskey (277 Articles)
Peter Crosskey is based in the UK. He writes about food production and policy issues in France and the UK.

CETA Outed and Outlined in France

Non-government organisations on both sides of the Atlantic are restating their arguments against the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) between Canada and the European Union, which was signed on October 30. The race is on to prevent CETA from being ratified in the coming months. [...]

18 December, 2016 // 0 Comments

Challenging CETA’s Ratification

Non-government organisations on both sides of the Atlantic are restating their arguments against the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) between Canada and the European Union. In the first section of a two-part report from the Paris leg of a CETA and TTIP European Tour by experts, ARC2020 looks at the warnings given by the Council of Canadians. [...]

14 December, 2016 // 0 Comments

Prime Minister May Floats Hard Brexit Plan For UK

UK prime minister Theresa May addressed he political party, the ruling Conservative party, at their conference at the start of the month. She tried to reassure the warring factions of that party that her plans for Brexit were on track. It's clear she favours a hard - that's complete - break from the EU, and not a soft - that's partial - separation. [...]

11 October, 2016 // 0 Comments

Landmark Victory for French Pesticide Victims

Pesticide victims Laurent Guillou and Stéphane Rouxel have won their cases against former employer Nutréa-Triskalia. The former employees at the Plouisy site of the giant [...]

2 October, 2016 // 0 Comments

France | Pesticide ‘Probation’ Sees Tensions Rise

A fascinating power play is emerging in France around pesticides. Some noteworthy and challenging pesticide reduction policies policies, such as Ecophyto 2, have emerged. Meanwhile, major politicians are clashing and occasionally out flanking each other. Peter Crosskey unpacks the story for us, in an exclusive article. [...]

12 September, 2016 // 0 Comments

Blank Sheet for UK Agriculture?

The UK faces the prospect of rethinking its agriculture from scratch during the Brexit process. Less than a month after the vote, farming minister George Eustice told BBC Wales that he could not guarantee future agricultural support programmes would be as generous as current EU subsidies. [...]

7 August, 2016 // 0 Comments

UK | Leadsom Unpacked – From Fracking to Farming

As has been the case with the UK's new post-Brexit referendum Ministers, the now head of farming, food, rural affairs and environment has made some unusual utterances in the recent past. Peter Crosskey let's us get to know Andrea Leadsom a little better. [...]

25 July, 2016 // 0 Comments

Article 50 & the Brexit Circus’ Lack of Facts

As the crucial UK vote on staying in or leave the EU edges closer, UK resident and ARC2020 columnist Peter Crosskey makes some observations about Brexit, agri-food, media bias and - importantly - Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty. [...]

31 May, 2016 // 0 Comments

Maps, and a Billion Dollar French CAP Cash Crisis

Errors of a previous administration, a billion euro dispute between France and the Commission, even bigger borrowing on the international markets, late payments to farmers - its a financial cap-tastrophe in France. Peter Crosskey untangles the mess. [...]

25 May, 2016 // 0 Comments

People’s Jury Hears Brexit Evidence on Food – how did it vote?

A 13-strong pop-up panel convened on May 12, in an event organised by Food Research Collaboration and Coventry University’s Centre for Agroecology, Water and Resilience (CAWR), heard evidence on Brexit and agri-food. How did they vote? Peter Crosskey attended. [...]

16 May, 2016 // 0 Comments

Huge TTIP Leak – How Does Agriculture Fare?

Another leak has rocked the TTIP negotiations. The full extent of the demands from the US side for sacrifices to EU standards - especially in agriculture - are revealed. However - and despite the spin - major differences between the two sides are also exposed. Peter Crosskey has the details, with special reference to agriculture. [...]

3 May, 2016 // 1 Comment

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