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Food Sovereignty at the Top; Recoupling EU Ag; Farm Bill 2023

Food Sovereignty at the Top EU Agriculture Commissioner Janusz Wojciechowski thinks free trade and specialization are the problems in modern agriculture. He told a conference that “Agrodiversity is very important and we will support farmers who decide not to have one direction of production…Some sectors in agriculture need to supply the animals across Europe, feed from across oceans, seasonal workers from outside the EU, and they are looking for the market in China… This is not good for food security.” Ironically, the EU’s geographic indicators policy is the height of the specialization that the Commissioner now sees as deleterious to the environment. Moreover, specialization and open borders is what has ena...

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