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.
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. […]
Food security is no laughing matter at the best of times, but TIm Lang gasped when he first read the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs’ (Defra) annual food civil contingencies infrastructure report in 2018. It is barely a page long (in public at least) and assures us everything is OK and that the food system is resilient and able to withstand shocks. As the coronvirus racks the nation and panic buying continues, this complacency is about to be tested. […]