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Commission clueless on impact of environmental farming exemptions amid further requests

The European Commission is in the process of considering whether to grant further farming exemptions from environmental measures following requests from member states, although it does not yet have a clear idea about the impact of previous derogations on food security. In efforts to counter the impacts of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the EU previously […]

Green farming policies may be speeding up biodiversity loss

Farming to help preserve nature, such as rewilding and organic schemes, may be worsening the biodiversity crisis, according to leading academics. In an article published on 21 June, Professor Ian Bateman of the University of Exeter and Professor Andrew Balmford of the University of Cambridge said that rewilding and organic and ‘nature-friendly farming’ measures included […]