Environment and Conservation
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Qu Dongyu, Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), told negotiators of a future global biodiversity strategy that careful discussions are needed to decide on the scale of acceptable transformations.
Twenty NGOs called on the European Commission to address the overconsumption of meat, dairy and eggs as part of the EU’s new strategy to boost sustainable agrifood production.
The European Commission is “working very hard” on its Farm-to-Fork strategy and the planned publication date of May has been brought forward to the end of March, says EU Health and Food Safety Commissioner Stella Kyriakides.
The link between subsidies paid to farmers in England and the area of land they manage is to be definitively broken as from 2022, the UK government has announced.
An EU study that examined how corporations deal with human rights violations and environmental destruction in their supply chains has sparked calls for new “due diligence” regulations.
BeeLife, a European NGO working to protect the interests of bees and pollinators and to safeguard their role in farming systems, has released a new set of proposals for protecting the future of agriculture and pollinators in Europe.
Governments need to start taxing environmentally damaging farming practices to ensure the sector shifts to a more sustainable path, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has said.
The EU needs to commit more farmland to nature if it wants to improve the situation for its pollinators, an environmental official from the European Commission has said.
Campaigners are urging the European Commission to regulate the use of digital technologies in agriculture to prevent farmers from becoming “data harvesters” dependent on big companies.
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