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  The looming threat of ‘Brexit’ – Britain leaving the European Union – was the unavoidable theme of EurActiv’s first roundtable event on the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) to be held in the UK. A packed-out gathering of EU-interested stakeholders in Westminster on 5 November joined five expert speakers in discussing: ‘CAP in the UK:… » read more

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Although the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) is often cited as a major disadvantage for Britain in the EU, there has been no serious attempt to explain what an alternative, independent British agricultural policy would look like if the UK left the EU following a referendum. We need to explore two scenarios: a) Brexit that keeps… » read more

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Industrial agriculture has a massive problem. Never before has so much food been produced. Yet despite this, there are more than 800 million people who are malnourished and the basic resources for our food like soil, water and biodiversity are increasingly lost. Monocultures and factory farming adorn our countryside, needing permanent intensive care with all… » read more

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