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The following article has been published by EurActiv.com on 25th November 2009. While agriculture and food production have long been considered untouchable in international climate talks, calls to make the sector contribute to greenhouse gas mitigation efforts have been growing louder. Food is strategic and agricultural production is a vital sector of many national economies.… » read more

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The European Commission’s plans for a new ten-year strategy to replace the Lisbon Agenda for growth and jobs, due to be unveiled today (24 November), risk being agreed behind closed doors between member states without proper consultation of civil society. EurActiv reports today that the Social Platform of European NGOs, in an open letter to… » read more

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The following story was first published by EurActiv.com on 24th November 2009. Liberalising global agricultural trade without any regulation would threaten global food security as private investment funds would buy huge amounts of land in developing countries and produce for profit rather than to feed the poor, Jacques Carles, founder of Momagri, a French think-tank… » read more

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The following story has been published by EurActiv.com on 23rd November 2009. The European Union should resist the temptation to cut support for its common agricultural policy and instead give farmers the right tools to increase food production in Europe, EU Farm Commissioner Mariann Fischer Boel told EurActiv in an interview. “I’m looking to be… » read more

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