Agriculture

Will organic food feed the Europeans?

Tuesday 10 December 2019 | Antoine de Ravignan
| Alternatives Economiques

Organic food consumption has increased by more than 80% in seven years. To meet the demand, European countries are devoting more land to organic farming. What environmental impact does it have?


Free trade as a scapesheep  in depth

Wednesday 20 March 2019 | Valentina Vivona
| OBC Transeuropa

Romania has emerged as one of the targets of dairy farmers' protests in Sardinia. But the figures show that Romanian exports are not to blame for the sheep milk crisis.


OECD and FAO Agricultural Outlook

Monday 16 December 2019 | Alternatives Economiques

Ten years after the soaring food prices of 2007, what is the state of world agricultural markets? 


The French pesticides buyers club

Saturday 06 July 2019 | VoxEurop

Mediapart dug into newly released data from the French Agency for Biodiversity to understand where pesticides end up in France at a local level.


Estimates of agricultural support

Tuesday 20 August 2019 | Alternatives Economiques

How are agricultural policies evolving in Europe?


Marine protected areas (Protected Planet)

Monday 02 September 2019 | Alternatives Economiques

The oceans occupy more than 70% of the Earth's surface and abound in extremely diverse ecosystems. The Protected Planet website covers more than 15,000 marine protected areas around the world.


Animal production in Europe (Eurostat)

Thursday 11 July 2019 | Alternatives Economiques

How has animal production in Europe evolved over the past several decades?


Droughts in Europe (Copernicus)

Tuesday 27 August 2019 | OBC Transeuropa

The European Drought Observatory gathers and publishes data and maps on past, current and forecasted drought phenomena in Europe. 


Italy says no to the largest protected area in the Mediterranean  in depth

Monday 04 November 2019 | Stefano Valentino
| VoxEurop
MobileReporter

A ban on trawling in reproduction areas brings fish stocks back to healthy levels. However, the Italian government is holding back impact assessments, forcing the European Commission to remove restrictions in the Strait of Otranto from the current Mediterranean plan. 


EU promotes meat, despite climate goals  in depth

Wednesday 13 March 2019 | Peter Teffer
| EUobserver

Meat and dairy are emissions-intensive when compared to vegetables and fruit, with carnivore diets leading to roughly double the amount of a vegetarian's greenhouse gas emissions.