# Food and agriculture

A student from Mount Saint Mary's College holds a plastic bag of glass eels caught in the Quassaick Creek in Newburgh, New York on May 1, 2013 as part of a project by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation to monitor eel populations. Photo: Stan Honda / AFP
A student from Mount Saint Mary's Colleg […]

Eel trafficking in the EU, the world’s ‘biggest wildlife crime’

Billions of euros worth of critically endangered eels are trafficked each year from Europe, ending up in China and Japan in what is "the largest wildlife crime on Earth," campaigners say.
Activists stage a demonstration calling on European member states to protect vote for a full ban on bee-killing pesticides, in front of the European Commission in Brussels on April 27, 2018. Photo: Emmanuel Dunand / AFP
Activists stage a demonstration calling […]

EU votes for near-total ban on bee-killing pesticides

EU countries have voted for a near-total ban on insecticides blamed for killing off bee populations, in what campaigners called a "beacon of hope" for the winged insects.
27.03.2017, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Medewege: Ein Traktor pflügt in der Abendsonne einen Acker eines Biohofes bei Medewege in der Nähe von Schwerin (Aufnahme mit einer Drohne). Landwirte und Kleinbauern in Europa sollen nach dem Willen der EU-Kommission besser vor unfairer Behandlung durch große Handelskonzerne geschützt werden. (Zu dpa «Bauern in EU sollen vor unfairen Handelspraktiken geschützt werden »)
27.03.2017, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Mede […]

EU proposes crackdown on unfair trading practices of food products

The European Commission wants to equip small and medium-size food suppliers and companies with more bargaining power against big retailers and food processors.
Fisherman Barry Stockton hauls his catch onto the trawler 'Stephanie' docked in the fishing town of Brixham in Devon, on the southwest coast of England on March 26, 2018
Fisherman Barry Stockton hauls his catch […]

UK fishermen fear Brexit betrayal with one year to go

On the dockside in Brixham, a fishing port in southwest England, the fear is that Britain's departure from the EU may prove a false dawn for hopes of taking back control.