Opinions – Do you like yours raw or cooked?
Just like opinions differ when it comes to which is the best way to prepare food, there are also wildly different opinions and perspectives on the topics and themes surrounding organic food and farming. In “Raw vs. Cooked” we explore the voices and ideas that are shaping the current and future debate in our organic cities.
Politics is the driving force of change and a production line of opinions. Learn more about the news and views from the world of European and international politics.
Agro-ecology – a return to the future
In early February 2021, the European Committee of the Regions set out its proposals for farming of the future under the mantel of "agro-ecology".
How will organic food and farming change under Biden?
Organic food and farming: After 4 years of regressive agricultural policies under the Trump presidency, what will Biden administration do to rekindle the cause of regionally grown, organic food?
Digesting Farm to Fork – what is the EU’s new strategy?
What is the Farm to Fork Strategy, what are its goals and what does it mean for farmers, the fishing community and members of the public?
Sustainable farming policy and the Green Deal
Sustainable farming policy and the European Green Deal. What will the agricultural sector in Italy do to achieve tthe ambitious targets.
Life Beyond the City Walls
The regular column of Gabriella Piccinni, Professor of Medieval History at the University of Siena.
The quest for good governance and the common good: city and country in dialogueOrganic Cities Network Europe
by Gabriella Piccinni The search for good government and the common good, that is, the subordination of private interest to that of the community, ...Read More
The Italy of cities, the Italy of the countrysideGabriella Picinni
Professor of Medieval History, Gabriella Piccinni, examines the historical link between the city and the countryside in Italy.
Politics is the driving force of change. News and views from the world of European and international politics.
Preston model soon in Europe?
The northern English town of Preston has “taken back control” of its procurement strategy and handed over 100% of contracts to local businesses. Could this ...Read More
BIO AUSTRIA criticises Austrian CAP implementation
The BIO AUSTRIA Farmers’ Days kicked off on 19 January with a fascinating discussion on the next Common European Agricultural Policy (CAP).
Time for a new food system?
Groundwater-polluting fertilisers; resistance to pesticides and antibiotics; destruction of habitats around the world; massive rise in climate gases: Is it time for a new food system?
Is the Coronavirus giving organic a boost?
The BBC examines if consumers are becoming more ethical and more environmentally aware in their food choices as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.