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.
Activists stage a demonstration calling on European member states to protect vote for a full ban on bee-killing pesticides, in front of the European Commission in Brussels on April 27, 2018. Photo: Emmanuel Dunand / AFP
Activists stage a demonstration calling […]

EU votes for near-total ban on bee-killing pesticides

EU countries have voted for a near-total ban on insecticides blamed for killing off bee populations, in what campaigners called a "beacon of hope" for the winged insects.
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 want to ban unfair trade practices in wholesale food markets
Fisherman Barry Stockton hauls his catch onto the trawler 'Stephanie' docked in the fishing town of Brixham in Devon, on the southwest coast of England on March 26, 2018
Fisherman Barry Stockton hauls his catch […]

UK fishermen fear Brexit betrayal with one year to go

On the dockside in Brixham, a fishing port in southwest England, the fear is that Britain's departure from the EU may prove a false dawn for hopes of taking back control.
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