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A Toxic Multi-Billion-Euro Business Costing Citizens Big Time  

What is the scale and impact of pesticides in agri-food? Where is power expressed, and what are the costs associated with the use of these agri-industrial inputs? A new concept note and policy brief throws some light on the topic. Op-Ed by Le BASIC – Christophe Alliot, Sylvain Ly CCFD-Terre Solidaire – Maureen Jorand Pollinis – Nicolas Larmaan PAN-Europe – Martin Dermine and CEO – Hans Vanscharen.  […]

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UK | Supply Chains No Longer Fit For Purpose

Farmers in England and Wales want to move away from centralised supply chains where they say they have little influence over prices, not enough connection to consumers, and are not rewarded for delivering positive climate and nature outcomes. This is according to the findings of Sustain in its report ‘Beyond the Farmgate’ which lays out the results of a new survey of 500 English and Welsh farmers. […]

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MEPs have a final plenary CAP vote this week – what’s at stake?

Despite the spin, after years of negotiations, the CAP that will be voted on this week in Strasbourg does little of substance to really address the crises – climate and biodiversity – and does as little as possible to address fairness. And there will be much talk of the greenest CAP ever, but this is mostly hot air unfortunately. Here we outline what’s being voted on in plenary, present related survey data from EEB/Birdlife, IFOAM EU and share the views of Sommer Ackerman of the Withdraw the CAP movement.  […]

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Webinar: La Política Agrícola Común más allá de la Unión Europea: Consideraciones para Centroamérica

Este webinar tiene como objetivo presentar cĂłmo las polĂ­ticas, legislaciones y sistemas de ejecuciĂłn europeos desempeñan un papel en obstaculizar o promover la sostenibilidad de los productos agrĂ­colas y alimenticios de CentroamĂ©rica (CA), y de terceros paĂ­ses comercializados dentro del mercado de la UniĂłn Europea (UE), especialmente tomando en cuenta las disposiciones legales de la regulaciĂłn del OrganizaciĂłn ComĂşn de los Mercados (OCM) y su interrelaciĂłn con los Acuerdos de AsociaciĂłn. […]

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COP26 | Corporations Team Up With CSOs To Push Big Data Solutions For Sustainable Food & Farming Systems

Food and farming is notable by its almost total absence from climate change discussions at COP26. Yet farmers can and want to be part of the solution. Could big data be the key to unlocking a transition to sustainble farming and food systems? An unlikely alliance of multinational corporations and civil society organisations makes the case for a Global Farm Metric. Ursula Billington reports.   […]