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Palm oil body reinstates Nestle's membership

Swiss food and drinks giant Nestlé's membership in the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) has been reinstated after the company submitted a new action plan.

International European Food Law

EU agri policy diary: (July 23-27) Brexit, the future of Europe and G20 Agriculture meeting

Next week will be very quiet, with the EU institutions working at down-scaled capacity in preparation for the summer break. 

EU European Agricultural Policy

Environmental association presents alternatives to glyphosate for weed management

A network of more than 40 environmental NGOs has presented a study that outlines a wide array of non-chemical alternatives to glyphosate and other herbicides for weed management on farms.

EU European Agricultural Policy

Farmers in Central Europe call for extraordinary measures to cope with drought

Farmers’ associations from several EU countries have raised common concerns about the 2018 harvest season due to prolonged drought in Central and Northern Europe, a new report has warned. 
EU European Agricultural Policy

Podcast: CAP Reform & Farm Bill progress

Proposals for the next Common Agricultural Policy have been submitted by the European Commission, while the new US Farm Bill is making its way through the Legislative Branch, meaning it is a significant time for the farming sectors on both sides of the Atlantic.

European Agricultural Policy US Agricultural Policy

Sensor technologies used to optimise irrigation in Spanish greenhouses

Sensors and irrigation control systems are increasingly being adopted to manage water use in horticulture in the south of Spain, which has one of the largest concentrations of greenhouses in the world.

Technology Environment and Conservation

Meat and dairy companies emit more greenhouse gas than oil multinationals

Annual greenhouse gas emissions from the five largest meat and dairy corporations are greater than those of big oil corporations, a new study has found. 
EU European Agricultural Policy

German government sued by environmental group over excessive nitrate pollution

A German NGO has filed a lawsuit against Chancellor Angela Merkel's government for failing to curb the nitrate contamination of the country’s groundwaters caused by farming practices and breaching the limits laid out in the EU’s Nitrates Directive.

Environment and Conservation Crop Inputs

Austrian Council Presidency outlines agriculture priorities to member states

Within the next six months, Austria’s chairmanship of the Agriculture and Fisheries Council will focus on making progress in the interinstitutional discussions on the post-2020 CAP reform and reaching an agreement on the new rules against unfair trading practices.

EU European Agricultural Policy
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