There has been a mixed reaction in France to news that the government has announced 1.1 billion euros worth of measures to support its livestock
President Francois Hollande has said he would unveil emergency measures to help France’s livestock and dairy farmers on Wednesday (July 22)
French livestock farmers caused travel chaos on Monday in the north west of the country using their tractors to block roads. The action was the
The spectre of an agricultural catastrophe hangs over southern Italy with the spread of a bacteria that is devastating olive tree groves. Xylella
Russia’s major wheat-producing region of Rostov, in the south, risks falling as much as 20% short of harvest targets if it fails to receive enough
Is it possible – in agriculture – to produce more with less water? That’s the aim of a European research project taking place in Bologna, Italy
A team of archaeologists in Jordan who have been working for a few years in the Black Desert has made a discovery that could shed light on how
Increasing a plant’s ability to locate and absorb water and nutrients through its roots could potentially lead to bigger and better crop yields. That
The European Commission has proposed a new law that would allow individual member states to restrict the import of GM foods, even after they've been approved by the EU as a whole.
A school is much more than bricks and mortar. Indeed, some education establishments claim to be much better places of learning for not having walls
A coffee plant at a wholesale market close to Paris has been discovered to contain a deadly bacterium which has led to the destruction of olive trees
This week on Europe Weekly, we discuss the continuing showdown between Greece and its creditors as the government pledges to crackdown further on
The possible health risks of weedkiller are the subject of this Utalk. Karin in Amsterdam asks:
“The World Health Organisation has recently
It is one of the world’s most copied cheeses – and those behind the original are not happy. Hence a gathering in Italy’s northern city of Bologna on
The debate on designer babies produces heated reactions. But now Germany has announced a similar plan for chickens. On average, 21 million male
Several thousand farmers held a demonstration in Warsaw to demand financial help to counter the effect of the Russian embargo on Polish food. The
Farming organisations are demanding compensation for crop losses
Over 40% of Madagascar’s crops could be directly threatened by the spread of locusts, despite various eradication programmes. According to the United
Wine-growers started the ice grape harvest in the region of Würzburg on Monday (29 December). The most important prerequisite for this are frosty
Dairy farmer protest calls for greater EU support Dairy farmers from across Europe have staged a demonstration outside the EU headquarters in
EU governments have struck a tentative deal with MEPs that would allow member countries to decide whether they cultivate GM crops. The deal still
As every year in France, bottles are opened for the Beaujolais Nouveau.
This tradition began after a Government Order issued on September the 15th
A life-giving valley for the people of Riyadh, that is the Wadi Hanifah with a river which has come back from the dead flowing through the heart of a
France’s minister of public services has hit out at vegetable farmers who set fire to a tax office in Brittany.
They were protesting over tax and
There have been significant economic consequences from the EU sanctions and Moscow’s response.
Russia, the EU’s second biggest food market
Dandelions are typically regarded as the scourge of gardeners. But scientists around the world are currently engaged in a race to utilise the humble