Daily archives: 23 February 2016


CAP and animal welfare: Simply incompatible

Livestock production has been at the centre of the intensification in agriculture brought by Europe’s Common Agriculture Policy (CAP), writes Olga Kikou. These policies have put farmers under pressure, and created conditions for overproduction, she says. Olga Kikou is European affairs manager for Compassion in World Farming (CIWF), an international NGO working on the welfare […]


Study: Reducing meat and dairy consumption required to meet climate goals

Europeans need to eat less beef and consume less dairy products in order to reach the EU’s climate goals, according to a new study by Swedish researchers. Deep cuts in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from agricultural production will be required in the EU if member states are to meet the 2 °C climate target set by […]