# Food and agriculture

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.
A drinking water tank pictured in Al-Nusairat refugee camp, Central Gaza Strip, 07 March 2018. Gazans are falling ill from their drinking water, as pollution of the seawater has gone beyond 50 percent, which would make Gaza uninhabitable by 2020 according to the UN. Lack of fuel to operate sewage treating facilities has forced the authorities to send wastewater into the Mediterranean Sea. Photo: Wissam Nassar/dpa
A drinking water tank pictured in Al-Nus […]

International donors raise 456m euros for Gaza desalination plant

The European Union says international donors have raised 456 million euros ($560 million) to build a desalination plant in the Gaza Strip to provide around 2 million people with safe drinking water