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Assessing the Efficacy of the EU Farm to Fork Strategy

European Union politicians call it a “protein transition” strategy—the continent’s sustainable farming blueprint embodied in the Green Deal, the heart of the Farm to...

EU Parliamentarian Norbert Lins Speaks About the Farm to Fork Strategy

The European Green Deal sets out how to make Europe the first climate-neutral continent by 2050, and has several policy areas such as Clean...

Winter Flooding Can Help Build Resilience of Groundwater Aquifers for Crop Production

A new hydrological study co-authored by James Hutton Institute PhD student Camilla Negri and colleagues based in Italy has shown that winter flooding, the...

Ecologically Friendly Agriculture Doesn’t Compromise Crop Yields

Increasing diversity in crop production benefits biodiversity without compromising crop yields, according to an international study comparing 42,000 examples of diversified and simplified agricultural...

Genome Editing for Crop Improvement | ALLEA Symposium Report

The European Federation of Academies of Sciences and Humanities (ALLEA) published a report on its latest Symposium titled “Genome Editing for Crop Improvement”, which summarises the...

Preserving UK Soil Microbial Biodiversity For Sustainable Agriculture

Scientists from the UK’s foremost agricultural research organisations, including the James Hutton Institute, have teamed up to create a new UK Crop Microbiome Cryobank...

Understanding the Long-Term Impact of Human Actions

Sustainable Agriculture in the EU - Part 1 Almost 50% of the EU territory is covered by farmland (both arable land and permanent grassland) leaving...

Fruit and Vegetable Sales Channels Have Changed Permanently

The coronavirus crisis has caused some permanent shifts in the sales channels for fruit and vegetables. Fresh produce growers and processing companies worldwide are...

Corteva Agriscience Sustainability Study Explores Consumer Demands

More than 80% of consumers in Spain would change their purchasing habits if they were better able to identify more sustainable food, according to...

All You Wanted to Know About Organic Agriculture in Europe

Not so Frequently Asked Questions – Part 1 Not so long ago, I was fortunate enough to moderate the Workshop on Potentialities and Challenges of...