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Les députés européens s'opposent à l'importation d'OGM

Fri, 05/19/2017 - 11:05am

UNION EUROPÉENNE. le Parlement européen vote contre le projet de la Commission européenne d'importation d'Organismes génétiquement modifiés.

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Syrian Refugees Contributed over $US 800 Million to Egypt’s Economy Since 2011: UNDP Report

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 11:17am

The total capital invested by Syrians refugees and their Egyptian partners throughout their working period since 2011 has been estimated at nearly $US 800 million, according to a report released by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

 Syrian refugees are thought to have contributed to Egypt’s economy with more. However, Syrian businesses don’t frequently register under an Egyptian name, or at all.

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Panic over the red devils threatening to strip Tunisia of its grand palm trees

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 11:14am

A red palm weevil infestation is decimating trees and posing a threat to the country’s date crop, a mainstay of the fragile economy. It’s an unlikely but very real crisis for a country with a teetering economy: a tiny red devil is invading Tunisia and it could cost hundreds of thousands of people their livelihoods.



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Farmers: a dying breed?

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 9:16pm

Farming will not survive another 10 years, according to Paul*, a 40-year-old born into a family of farmers.
This gloomy forecast is rooted in several issues – from a lack of appreciation of local produce to competition from abroad.

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Parte la sfida della sostenibilità: 17 obiettivi da raggiungere al 2030

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 3:54pm

Il 22 maggio si apre a Napoli il primo Festival italiano dello sviluppo sostenibile: una maratona di 17 giorni, uno per ogni obiettivo, con oltre 200 eventi in tutto il territorio nazionale. La organizza l'Asvis, l'Alleanza italiana per lo sviluppo sostenibile

di ANTONIO CIANCIULLO

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Alerte de l’Anses : des emballages contaminent nos aliments

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 9:34am

Pâtes, riz ou lentilles sont des produits de consommation courante, a priori sains. Pourtant, selon la manière dont ils ont été conditionnés, ils pourraient s’avérer nocifs pour la santé. Dans un avis publié le 9 mai, l’Agence nationale de sécurité sanitaire, de l’alimentation, de l’environnement et du travail (Anses) a en effet révélé que les huiles minérales présentes dans les encres et adhésifs des conditionnements en papier et en carton se répandent dans les aliments qui se trouvent au contact de l’emballage.

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Price rises and private label drive up sales of olive oil across Europe

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 9:32am

2017/12/05 - The success of private label and the impact of price increases across European countries is driving up value sales of olive oil, according to

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Study Says Cutting Saturated Fat Doesn’t Reduce Heart Disease Risk

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 9:31am

A study found that restricting saturated fat in the diet doesn’t protect against heart disease, reigniting the debate among doctors over the issue. Instead of concentrating on a single nutrient, the authors recommended a more holistic approach to health, which includes following the Mediterranean diet supplemented with large quantities of olive oil.

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Le Parlement européen veut diviser par deux le gaspillage alimentaire

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 9:17am

UNION EUROPÉENNE. Alors que 88 millions de tonnes de nourriture sont gaspillées chaque année -173 kg en moyenne par personne - dans l'Union européenne, le Parlement européen va adopter de nouvelles mesures pour réduire de moitié les denrées alimentaires jetées d'ici à 2030. Les députés sont réunis, lundi 15 mai 2017 à Strasbourg, pour se prononcer sur un rapport rédigé par leur consoeur Biljana Borzan. Ils voteront le lendemain. Selon l'élue croate, "l’Union européenne est l’une des communautés les plus riches et les plus prospères au monde. Elle a donc l’obligation morale et politique de réduire les énormes quantités de denrées alimentaires gaspillées."



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Changer de regard sur notre alimentation ! - Centre ressource du développement durable

Thu, 05/11/2017 - 1:25pm

Cette vidéo nous questionne sur les nouveaux enjeux de l'alimentation durable et le rôle de chaque acteur dans ce système (agriculteurs, élus, acteurs économiques, associations, consommateurs, distributeurs...). Véritable outil de débat, elle nous questionne sur nos capacités à pouvoir changer de postures (dialogue, écoute, plaisir...) et à travailler ensemble de manière transversale.


Durée: 09:18



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The PRIMA initiative  "Partnership for Research and Innovation in the Mediterranean Area" | EU Horizon 2020

Thu, 05/11/2017 - 1:23pm

The Partnership for Research and Innovation in the Mediterranean Area is a joint research and innovation programme focused on the development and application of innovative solutions for food systems and water resources in the Mediterranean basin

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L’oléiculture en Italie 

Thu, 05/11/2017 - 1:23pm

ZOOM: L’oléiculture en ITALIE, les zones de production, les variétés italiennes d'olive, le marché de l'huile: la production, la consommation, les exportations

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New impetus to regional cooperation in research and innovation in the Mediterranean - EU Neighbours

Tue, 05/09/2017 - 2:20pm

Ministers from the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) have stressed the need to step up cooperation on research and innovation. Meeeting in Malta on 4 May, Research Ministers highlighted the importance of research and innovation in addressing the root causes of migration and promoting jobs and growth in the Mediterranean. The Ministerial Conference on “Strengthening Euro-Mediterranean Cooperation through Research and Innovation” was held in Valetta under the auspices of the Maltese Presidency of the European Union. Ministers emphasised the key role that research and innovation play in developing and understanding the root causes of migration. They encouraged a region-wide coordinated approach to increase researchers’ and students’ mobility and establish common platforms for data collection and analysis, while making the best possible use of existing tools.



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En Egypte, la crise renforce la précarité des cultivateurs de blé

Tue, 05/09/2017 - 2:18pm

L’annonce par le gouvernement de l’indexation sur les cours internationaux du prix du blé, jusque-là subventionné, plonge les petits producteurs dans le désarroi.

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3 Questions: How philosophy can address the problem of climate change

Tue, 05/09/2017 - 12:40pm

3 Questions: How philosophy can address the problem of climate change | MIT News

"Is the obligation to act on climate change a matter of distributive justice, restitution, or insurance against catastrophe? Which should be our focus? These questions bridge theory and practice, moral principle and political strategy," says philosopher Kieran Setiya. "I want my MIT students to think about ethics beyond the limits of problem-solving, to explore not just the demands of morality but ideals of human flourishing."

 



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In a Fight for Land, a Women’s Movement Shakes Morocco

Tue, 05/09/2017 - 11:15am

A grass-roots organization is seeking to protect tribal lands and gain equal ownership rights in a country where, by law, women inherit less than men. 

In a Fight for Land, a Women’s Movement Shakes Morocco - The New York Times

“This is really the first movement that is shaking the patriarchal foundation of the society,”



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Med Diet Protects Teens From Abdominal Obesity

Tue, 05/09/2017 - 10:45am

Studies in thousands of adults have highlighted the protective role of the Mediterranean diet on abdominal obesity and a slew of other metabolic syndrome characteristics. But, even though evidence in adults abounds, the number of studies in adolescents that have examined the same beneficial effects has been disappointingly low.

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CONCORD calls for a sustainable common agricultural policy

Fri, 05/05/2017 - 4:20pm

Initially developed in the early sixties, the EU Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) has undergone several waves of reforms – the latest one of which was decided in 2013 and implemented in 2015. Since then, the context has changed significantly. Against this new background, the European Commission believes that “the CAP must be modernised, simplified, and made even more coherent with other EU policies to maximise its contribution to the ten Commission Priorities and the Sustainable Development Objectives.” The Commission thus decided to carry out a public consultation on the simplification and modernisation of the CAP.



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Malta registers largest drop in carbon emissions across EU

Thu, 05/04/2017 - 2:06pm

Malta registers largest drop in carbon emissions across EU

With a decrease of 18.2%, Malta in 2016 registered the largest drop in carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions across the European Union, Eurostat data has shown.

Other countries to mark significant decreases include Bulgaria (-7%), Portugal (-5.7%) and the United Kingdom (-4.8%).

However, taking the EU as a whole, it is estimated that CO2 decreased only by 0.4% in 2016 when compared to the previous year. This is due to the fact that, according to Eurostat estimates, CO2 emissions rose in 2016 in a majority of EU member states. The highest increase was recorded in Finland (+8.5%), followed by Cyprus (+7%), Slovenia (+5.8%) and Denmark (+5.7%).

 

 

Malta registers largest drop in carbon emissions across EU

 

 



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Le blé francais de retour dans un marché des céréales très concurrentiel - Wikiagri.fr

Thu, 05/04/2017 - 10:35am

Les opérateurs français se sont d’ores et déjà lancés dans une campagne de reconquête de leurs clients partis s’approvisionner auprès d’autres pays fournisseurs faute de blé disponible.

La faiblesse de la récolte française de blé n’a pas eu d’incidence sur les marchés mondiaux. Les pays importateurs de céréales n’ont même eu que l’embarras du choix pour s’approvisionner auprès d’autres fournisseurs. Mais après plus de 10 mois de campagne, tous ne sont pas pour autant pleinement satisfaits de leurs emplettes.

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