# food

A student from Mount Saint Mary's College holds a plastic bag of glass eels caught in the Quassaick Creek in Newburgh, New York on May 1, 2013 as part of a project by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation to monitor eel populations. Photo: Stan Honda / AFP
A student from Mount Saint Mary's Colleg […]

Eel trafficking in the EU, the world’s ‘biggest wildlife crime’

Billions of euros worth of critically endangered eels are trafficked each year from Europe, ending up in China and Japan in what is "the largest wildlife crime on Earth," campaigners say.
27.03.2017, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Medewege: Ein Traktor pflügt in der Abendsonne einen Acker eines Biohofes bei Medewege in der Nähe von Schwerin (Aufnahme mit einer Drohne). Landwirte und Kleinbauern in Europa sollen nach dem Willen der EU-Kommission besser vor unfairer Behandlung durch große Handelskonzerne geschützt werden. (Zu dpa «Bauern in EU sollen vor unfairen Handelspraktiken geschützt werden »)
27.03.2017, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Mede […]

EU proposes crackdown on unfair trading practices of food products

The European Commission wants to equip small and medium-size food suppliers and companies with more bargaining power against big retailers and food processors.
A fisherman retrieves scallops from dredges aboard a fishing boat, on December 18, 2014, off the coast of Port-en-Bessin-Huppain, northwestern France. Photo: Charly Triballeau / AFP
A fisherman retrieves scallops from dred […]

Dutch shocked by call to ban EU electric pulse fishing

The black clouds hanging over the boats in Dutch ports Friday were not the remnants of wild winter gales, but harbingers of another devastating storm brewing for Dutch fishermen.
Migrants rescued from the Mediterranean on board the Aquarius, a boat belonging to the NGO Doctors Without Borders, off the Italian coast, 27 June 2017. Thousands of migrants were rescued over the last few days as they made their way from Libya to Italy. Photo: Lena Klimkeit/dpa
Migrants rescued from the Mediterranean […]

Libya’s slave trade and torture scar African migrants for life

Reports of African migrants being tortured, killed and sold as slaves in Libya have caused a global outcry. The few who manage to escape the horrors carry deep physical and psychological scars.