News first semester 2021


27 June 2021 - In France, the debate on the future of food and agriculture just scratches the surface

A faulty law illustrates the blindess of stakeholders, incapable to go beyond the signals of the market and agree on crucial decisions. [read]

22 June 2021 - Bill Gates: philanthropy or business as usual?

The dark side of the greatest “philanthropist” in history [read]

31 May 2021 - The COVID-19 pandemic hits harder urban areas and women

Little by little, the magnitude of the impact of the pandemic on poverty and hunger in the world is getting clearer. [read]

30 March 2021 - Responsible businesses or greenwashing? The certification industry in support of multinationals

More rigorous laws and certification processes might allow consumers to identify companies and products that respect satisfactory social, environmental and health norms. [read]

14 March 2021 - Urban Expansion and Agricultural Land. Should we agree to sacrifice workers’ gardens in Aubervilliers on the altar of the 2024 Paris Olympics?

At global level, it is expected that the equivalent of three times the total area of land used for agriculture in the UK will have been sacrificed by 2030. [read]

8 March 2021 - The European Union’s challenging but imperative green transition

Despite the Green Deal for Europe launched in December 2019, indicators show that EU’s food and agriculture are not on track for successful food and climatic transitions.  [read]

11 February 2021 - COVID-19: Is agriculture the main culprit?

Expansion of agriculture has a large role in the emergence of pathogens, but deforestation alone is not enough to cause a pandemic. [read]

21 January 2021 - Farmer demonstrations in India: poor farmers against pro-liberalisation champion?

This black and white picture could very well be a gross oversimplification of the complex Indian situation.[read]

10 January 2021 - Mexico, first Latin American country to ban GMO maize and glyphosate

A ban that represents a real challenge for the country, because of its many implications. [read]

9 January 2021 - Every year, there are 385 million cases of unintentional acute pesticide poisoning, says a PAN study

Pesticide poisoning causes death and may have chronic health consequences (loss of quality of life, loss of well-being, and loss of ability to work).  [read]

Last update:    January 2022

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