On the night of Tuesday, August 18, more than 600 dairy farmers with about 600 tractors protested at Liege, Belgium regional airport with blockades against various companies. According to a report by Grenzecho, these companies are symbolic of the poorly directed, solely profit-driven policy. Belgian farmers are suffering the consequences of over production and used this action to highlight the large volume of foreign imports. News agency Belga reported that the police used tear gas as the farmers tried to force their way into the company buildings.
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A team of researchers in France have shown that is it possible to reduce pesticide use on most French arable farms without impacting on either yield or profitability. […]
After years of debates and wrangling, provisional agreement has been reached between European Parliament and Council to place limits on cadmium in fertilizers. The agreement places a 60 mg/kg limit on the toxin and carcinogen, to apply three years after entry into force of the new rules – most likely in 2022. […]