Food and agriculture

Feeding a continent
Around 40 per cent of the EU’s budget goes on agriculture but a growing number of farmers are struggling. At the same time food has never been so popular or topical whether it’s cooking, organic or obesity issues.
British PM Boris Johnson (L) walks with EU chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier at a European Union Summit at EU Headquarters in Brussels on October 17, 2019. Photo: Kenzo Tribouillard / AFP
British PM Boris Johnson (L) walks with […]

Five flashpoints in the Brexit trade talks

Britain and the EU have laid down their red lines for post-Brexit trade talks, setting up 11-months of gruelling negotiations just days after their historic divorce
An employee of the Lauresham open-air laboratory operates a bed plough on the premises of the Lauresham open-air laboratory.
An employee of the Lauresham open-air la […]

EU executive defends itself against allegations of farm subsidy abuse

There were several accusations that EU agricultural subsidies end up in the pockets of politicians in power in several countries in Europe. The European Commission defended itself, however, from such allegations.
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