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  The last blog looked at ten reasons why glyphosate is the herbicide of the century. So why then, despite the overwhelming scientific evidence and clear environmental and social benefits, is this product on the verge of having its authorisation removed? The NGO activists and pro-organic lobbyists have led a formidable campaign that started a… » read more

  Posted by The Risk-Monger

The following is the first of a two-part blog looking at how a corrupt unethical campaign against an essential agricultural product is succeeding in the EU. This first part will look at why glyphosate is such a good product for farmers; the second part will demonstrate how environmental NGOs, activist scientists, organic lobbyists and IARC… » read more

  Posted by The Risk-Monger

Guest blog post by Sebastian Emig, Director General of the European Snacks Association (ESA).   Last week the Netherlands EU Presidency organised a High Level Conference on Food Product Improvement and presented a “Roadmap for action” establishing the initial steps towards a more concerted action at European level. The European Snacks Association (ESA) is among… » read more

  Posted by The Guest Blog

By Geneviève Pons, Director, WWF European Policy Office Saving the planet, transforming development, reforming the economy: EU Environment chiefs have a weighty agenda lined up for their meeting in Brussels this Friday. They will talk about implementing the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda the EU and other world leaders adopted last autumn. Meeting the Agenda’s Sustainable… » read more

  Posted by WWF Climate & Energy Blog

  For the last twelve years, I have taught courses on Corporate Communications and Public Relations mostly to university law students. Towards the end of the course, after following a company’s communications activities for around three months, I poll my students on the class forum, asking if they could imagine working for their chosen corporations.… » read more

  Posted by The Risk-Monger

Guest post by Dr Julian Little, former Chair of the Agricultural Biotechnology Council At the end of last year, I was invited to speak at a Knowledge 4 Innovation meeting in the European Parliament in Brussels on the subject of Smarter Regulation and Innovation for EU Agriculture chaired by West Midlands MEP Anthea McIntyre. This… » read more

  Posted by Trade Talk

By Hilary Jeune, EU Policy Advisor on Development Finance at the Oxfam EU Office Poffertjes and poverty are on the table for EU development ministers in Amsterdam tonight, as they get together for the first time this year. Over dinner, they will discuss the European Union’s future relations with African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries.… » read more

  Posted by Oxfam's EU Advocacy office in Brussels

As LinkTADs entered its third (and final) year of implementation in October 2015, in order to maintain the project’s sustainability in future, Europa Media has been busy developing technical solutions for the activities within the LinkTADs Focal Point Network. LinkTADs Focal Point Network is an informal support network created to assist Chinese and European scientists… » read more

  Posted by Europa Media

Free or freeze EU innovation

Guest post by Garlich Von Essen, Secretary General of the European Seed Association (ESA) 2016. Like any New Year, this one as well starts with high expectations and many solemn declarations. Most of them are rather personal and ambitious ones, like quitting smoking or running the next Brussels Marathon. By contrast, it seems that Europe… » read more

  Posted by Trade Talk

La agricultura siempre ha sido considerada como una actividad poco tecnológica y tecnificada (aunque dicha percepción está cambiando), donde los agricultores con sus propias manos trabajan un terreno duro, cuidándolo y mimándolo. Agricultores que gracias a su trabajo consiguen producir alimentos de calidad de a partir de manejar a la perfección las herramientas a su… » read more

  Posted by The challenges facing the CAP

Last month’s Paris Climate Conference (COP 21) was an exemplary moment in the history of stupid. A dismal failure, the much anticipated climate event did not produce any binding treaty, any strategy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and its toothless “non-adversarial and non-punitive” accord essentially put climate decisions on the back-burner until after 2050. Rather… » read more

  Posted by The Risk-Monger

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