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21.11.2018
System Overhaul: Making Food Sustainable

The IPES-Food co-chair discusses CAP reform, agroecology, and how only an overhaul of the food system will make it sustainable.

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20.11.2018
Agriculture 3.0 or (Smart) Agroecology?

Many EU policy-makers see precision agriculture as the answer to the question of food sustainability, but agroecology offers a genuinely sustainable solution already at hand.

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26.06.2018
The Sustainable Development Goals: An Opportunity for the EU

The UN Sustainable Development Goals are not just a tool for developing countries. They should drive EU responses to today’s many challenges.

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07.06.2018
Have Your CAP and Eat It

An interview with Green MEP Thomas Waitz on the EU’s post-2020 Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) reform, and on the way forward to a food system that works for consumers, farmers, and the planet.

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02.03.2018
Baysanto: The Campaign against the Merger from Hell

The merger of chemical giant Bayer with Monsanto could concentrate food industry power to an unprecedented extent.

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26.09.2017
A Food Policy for Europe

Instead of policy which pulls in different directions, Europe needs an integrated food policy that supports more local attempts at a sustainable and productive food system.

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13.06.2017
Working with Nature or Against it?

The debate around glyphosate goes beyond whether it’s carcinogenic or not – it challenges our whole model of agriculture, but there is an alternative.

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21.02.2017
Food Production in Europe: Time to Look Ahead

Food policy isn’t working. Does the Common Agriculture Policy (CAP) address the problems, or can agroecology provide the answers?

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14.01.2014
Is the EU’s New Common Agricultural Policy Greener?

Though many of the Commission’s reform proposals have been watered down, the Greens scored some notable successes in ensuring a ‘greening’ of the CAP. What are these, and what do they mean for European farming?

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01.03.2013
From the Common Agricultural Policy to Sustainable Food Systems

On March 13th the European Parliament (EP), now co-legislator on agricultural and budgetary issues, adopted its position on redesigning the CAP. A period of intense negotiations opens-up between the Council of the EU and the EP. But the complete shift of the CAP towards an ecological transformation of agriculture is now very unlikely to take place. This will not prevent the Greens and other progressive actors to continue to prepare this transition. If the CAP can’t change, can we?

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