Farm to Fork

Pesticide-reduction pace needs to pick up – EU

Pesticide-reduction pace needs to pick up – EU

The European Commission has published the latest figures relating to Farm to Fork pesticide-reduction targets, and while progress is being...

June 16, 2022

Food security can be ensured while preserving biodiversity – organic group

Food security can be ensured while preserving biodiversity – organic group

The European Parliament saves the integrity of the Farm to Fork strategy but concedes on biodiversity, the European umbrella organisation...

March 25, 2022

Tánaiste urged to rethink EU vision for Irish agriculture

Tánaiste urged to rethink EU vision for Irish agriculture

The Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers’ Association (ICSA) has outlined what it said is the need to rethink the EU...

March 3, 2022

EU approves marketing of methane-reducing feed additive

EU approves marketing of methane-reducing feed additive

European Union (EU) member states approved today (Wednesday, February 23) the marketing in the EU of an innovative feed additive,...

February 23, 2022

‘More clarity’ needed on how farmers can achieve Farm to Fork targets

‘More clarity’ needed on how farmers can achieve Farm to Fork targets

Sinn Féin MEP Chris MacManus has called for the European Commission and Irish Department of Agriculture to make clear how...

October 22, 2021

Farm to Fork: Young farmers call for ‘potential risks and trade-offs’ to be addressed

Farm to Fork: Young farmers call for ‘potential risks and trade-offs’ to be addressed

Members of the European Parliament voted yesterday (Tuesday, October 19) to define their position on the Farm to Fork strategy....

October 20, 2021

‘Comprehensive’ Farm to Fork impact assessment to come – commissioner

‘Comprehensive’ Farm to Fork impact assessment to come – commissioner

EU Commissioner for Agriculture Janusz Wojciechowski has said that there will be a “comprehensive impact assessment” carried out on the...

September 27, 2021

Farm to Fork strategy ‘must not be made untenable’ for agri-food

Farm to Fork strategy ‘must not be made untenable’ for agri-food

The Farm to Fork strategy must not be made “untenable” for the agri-food sector, Members of the European Parliament (MEPs)...

September 8, 2021

New EU code of conduct will help reduce environmental footprint

New EU code of conduct will help reduce environmental footprint

An EU Code of Conduct on Responsible Food Business and Marketing Practices has been launched and will aid the European...

July 6, 2021

Agri Aware campaign to teach pupils about food production

Agri Aware campaign to teach pupils about food production

A cash prize and an Agri Aware Mobile Farm visit are up for grabs for primary school classes that bring...

January 18, 2021

Commission takes action to reduce dangerous pesticides under Farm to Fork strategy

Commission takes action to reduce dangerous pesticides under Farm to Fork strategy

The European Commission has today (Monday December 14) decided to withdraw Mancozeb – a substance in pesticides – from the...

December 14, 2020

EU Green Deal strategies to ‘reduce EU agri-product competitiveness’ – USDA

EU Green Deal strategies to ‘reduce EU agri-product competitiveness’ – USDA

The Farm to Fork and Biodiversity Strategies under the EU Green Deal will reduce the competitiveness of EU agricultural produce,...

November 5, 2020

The path to increased biodiversity could be in a ‘wildlife motorway’

The path to increased biodiversity could be in a ‘wildlife motorway’

Biodiversity is a buzzword at present and increasing it will form a key part of the new Common Agricultural Policy...

October 29, 2020

EU agriculture ministers formally endorse Farm to Fork Strategy

EU agriculture ministers formally endorse Farm to Fork Strategy

EU agriculture ministers have formally endorsed the European Commission’s Farm to Fork Strategy. The conclusion adopted at a meeting of...

October 20, 2020

European Farm to Fork conference gets underway

European Farm to Fork conference gets underway

The European Commission’s two-day ‘Farm to Fork’ 2020 conference, which got underway today (Thursday, October 15), is the first in...

October 15, 2020

‘You can’t do everything with IPM’

‘You can’t do everything with IPM’

As is the case at many tillage events of recent times the subject of biotechnology and new plant-breeding techniques came...

September 28, 2020

Ireland may not have to reduce pesticide use by 50%

Ireland may not have to reduce pesticide use by 50%

The implementation of the Farm to Fork Strategy in this country is still to be decided on. However, it is...

September 21, 2020

Drive-through organic fast food outlet plan back on the road

Drive-through organic fast food outlet plan back on the road

The entrepreneurial Roscommon farm family behind the plans for the country’s first drive-through organic fast food outlet is back on...

July 25, 2020