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