Food and agriculture

Feeding a continent
Around 40 per cent of the EU’s budget goes on agriculture but a growing number of farmers are struggling. At the same time food has never been so popular or topical whether it’s cooking, organic or obesity issues.
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.
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