argylesock says… Here are good thoughts about agriculture in Europe. As so often. I think politicians’ short-term need to win votes can be in conflict with the land’s and seas’ needs to be sustainable. Thank you for the link to the Europa press release. I thought I was on the mailing list for that, but perhaps not – will join that mailing list now.
I have written before on the prospect of a new CAP for a new era of farming in Europe. The proposed changes were actually published about 6 weeks ago but it has taken a bit of time to sift through everything and really look at who wins and who loses out of this new approach. Speaking as someone who supports a system whereby production and the environment go hand in hand and can work together, not separately, I have been a little disappointed in the shortsightedness and inability to think a bit outside of the box that this document suggests. However, on the whole I feel that we are taking a step in the right direction.
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