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France: Crisis in potato sector

In France there is a crisis in the potato sector according to UNPT (Union Nationale des Producteurs de Pommes de Terre). Due to the extremely dry…

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EU Organic Awards nominees for best organic bio-district, SME, retailer and restaurant

The European Commission announced the 24 nominees for the EU Organic Awards in a July press release. These nominees where shortlisted out of a pool…

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New rules for organic plant protection products

To support the EU’s transition to sustainable food systems and the reduction of the use of chemical pesticides as part of the Farm to Fork…

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France and Austria deliver best organic regions and cities for EU Organic Awards

The EU announced the nominees for the first EU Organic Awards, launched in February of this year, last July. A total of 24 nominees from…

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Finalists for first EU Organic Awards announced

The European Commission has announced the finalists of the first ever EU Organic Awards, launched on 18 February 2022. A jury composed of representatives from…

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European Commission allows cultivation of fallow land

The European Commission grants a temporary derogation for growing crops on set-aside land. The derogation is only valid for 2022. This is what European Commissioner…

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‘Green fertiliser’ finds support in EU

The Flemish Minister of Agriculture Hilde Crevits and the Dutch Minister of Agriculture Henk Staghouwer argued at the European Council of Agriculture Ministers last Monday…

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EU bets on biogas to reduce dependence on Russia

To reduce its dependence on Russian gas, the European Union wants to focus on biogas. The production of biogas should double as soon as possible…

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War in Ukraine – What about the Green Deal?

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has a direct impact on food security in Europe, the Middle East and further afield. Since the invasion on 24 February,…

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EU Organic Awards for best projects in the organic sector

Organic food production plays a key role in the implementation of the European Green Deal, the Farm-to-Fork strategy and the biodiversity strategy. The Commission wants…

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