Editorial: EU farmers the frontline defence in Putin’s food war
Justin McCarthy
The 700m people in southeast Asia, the Middle East and north Africa that are already classed as undernourished will be the real victims.
29 June 2022 Viewpoints
Dempsey at Large: science-based approach needed
The European Commission was able to demonstrate its commitment to and use of rigorous science as it dealt with the COVID-19 pandemic. We should expect the same in its approach to agricultural policy.
29 June 2022 News
Dairy farmers should not be vilified for expanding - McGuinness
Commissioner McGuinness said that farmers who expanded should not be blamed for climate change. However, policy must change if an environmental problem is identified.
Food expert critical of UK trade policy
Henry Dimbleby said cheap food imports would contradict any future policies that the government brings forward for food production and land use within the UK.
29 June 2022 Northern Ireland
Dairying has an enormous future - MEP Colm Markey
The 30th European Dairy Farmers Congress kicks off in the Rochestown Park Hotel in Cork on Tuesday 28 June.
28 June 2022 News
Weaponising of grain by Putin is 'appalling' - McGuinness
Commissioner McGuinness said that blocking food for people who need it is "the worst of the worst".
24 June 2022 News
Policymakers’ mindset has shifted towards food security – MEP
MEP Billy Kelleher has said that Europe has refocused on the need to remain conscious of food security when debating environmental policy.
Farming has ‘special case’ when it comes to emissions – Varadkar
Rural and backbench Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil TDs have warned that the emissions reduction target to be set for agriculture must be closer to the 22%.
Dempsey at Large: fertilisers high on EU leaders’ radar
A shortage of nitrogen whether caused by scarcity or unaffordability will have an immediate effect on yield and supply.
22 June 2022 Viewpoints
Assessing the market for ‘sleeping giant’ of organics
If organic production has been a sleeping giant, Government support will encourage its awakening.
22 June 2022 News
Era of cheap food ‘over’ – ICMSA
The ICMSA has suggested that corporate retailers have lost the ability to “dictate backwards” on food volumes and margins.
20 June 2022 News
Editorial: Government climate target must be scientifically and legally sound
Setting targets that would decimate the livelihood of farm families merely to offset the contribution of other sectors to global warming would seem to expose the Government to a legal challenge.
15 June 2022 Viewpoints