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After the #AfterCAP Debate | Where Now ?

Wrapping up this third curated debate, we in ARC2020 begin to draw elements of a road map for how the Common Agricultural Policy could evolve. The timing is perfect - the European Commission has recently launched a consultation on modernisation and simplification of the CAP. Let's use this #AfterCAP debate as a springboard to delve deeper into Europe's agri-food and rural policies. [...]

14 February, 2017 // 0 Comments

Yiorgos Psychas on Crisis, Land Access & Deep Change

Yiorgos Psychas is member of a grassroots network in Greece called Iliosporoi (sunflower seed) working towards social, political and ecological transition in rural and urban areas of Greece. ARC2020's Hannes Lorenzen spoke with Yiorgos. [...]

12 February, 2017 // 0 Comments

Soup & Talk 2017 | Sharing Ideas, Inspiring Action

After the “We Are Fed Up!" demonstration is before the action! At the Soup&Talk event Farmers, organisers and activists from Germany, Europe and overseas reported on their campaigns, successes, their resistance and innovations in food and farming. [...]

8 February, 2017 // 0 Comments

The Three Most Important Human Health Implications of Organic Food

“Cadmium exposure, pesticide residues and antibiotic-resistant bacteria all result in costs to society that are not typically included in the price of the fertiliser, plant protection product, or antibiotic drug. Although difficult to estimate accurately, these costs may be substantial and represent negative production externalities.” [...]

3 February, 2017 // 0 Comments

Farmers spray EU Council with Milk Powder

European dairy farmers protested in Brussels against the sale of EU intervention milk powder and in favour of the introduction of a permanent crisis instrument. [...]

24 January, 2017 // 0 Comments

#WHES17 | 18,000+ Fed Up with Agro Industry

18,000 people took to the streets of Berlin on 21 January 2017. Together they demonstrated for healthy food, a more rural and ecological farming and fair trade. Farmers from all across Germany joined the demonstration. [...]

23 January, 2017 // 0 Comments

Solidarity & Resilience

The beginning of a Trump administration marks a pro-corporate, climate-change-denying, racist, sexist, anti-LGBTQ and xenophobic agenda. Farmers and rural communities are facing huge problems including collapsing agricultural prices and enduring direct impacts of climate change. Our partner organisation IATP in the USA share their thoughts. [...]

21 January, 2017 // 0 Comments

Blockchains Could Help Restore Trust in Food

If the food industry is not in crisis, it certainly contains an increasing level of complexity and associated risks. A recent analysis suggested 50% of US food production is wasted, with global estimates above 30%. Recent developments in the digital economy could help. Enter blockchain. [...]

15 January, 2017 // 0 Comments

‘We are fed up with agro industry!’ Berlin Demonstration

Saturday 21st January sees another 'Wir haben es satt!' demonstration in Berlin. The negative impacts of the corporate control of agriculture - loss of farmers, loss of biodiversity, pollution, hunger, climate change and many more considerations show that agro industry is failing - We are fed up! [...]

10 January, 2017 // 0 Comments

Welcome 2017 – Let’s Create Deeds Well Done

"The time for action is now. It is never too late to do something, because true happiness comes from the joy of deeds well done, the zest of creating things new" Antoine de Saint-Exupery [...]

9 January, 2017 // 0 Comments

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