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In Our Agricultural Science Policy Webinar Series We Talk With Independent Experts About Science Underpinning Important Policy Debates. 

How to know what to buy? Food sustainability labelling explained 

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There are more than 400 voluntary sustainability standards worldwide. Labels such as: “natural", "carbon neutral" or "sustainably sourced" and many more. But what do these sustainability labels actually mean?

To find out, watch this BASF Agricultural Science Policy Webinar with Caroline Drummond, Chief Executive at LEAF (Linking Environment And Farming) a leading NGO which promotes sustainable farming.

MEP Franc Bogovič and MEP Álvaro Amaro contributed to the webinar with a recorded video message.

January 27, 2021

Making crops for the future: Innovative plant science explained

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Conventional and innovative plant breeding, and genome editing: what does it all mean and how could these technologies contribute to achieving Farm-to-Fork objectives?

Dr. Nicola Patron, Group Leader at the Earlham Institute, explains what technologies are available and how they help develop innovative plant varieties to meet farmers' needs and overcome environmental challenges. 

MEP Ulrike Müller, MEP Juan Ignacio Zoido Álvarez, and the young scientists of the GeneSprout Initiative also contributed to the webinar with recorded video messages.

December 7, 2020

How can agricultural sustainability be measured?

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Which is more sustainable: an apple from Belgium or an organic apple from New Zealand, a Dutch greenhouse tomato or one grown in Spanish soil, coffee from organic plantations in Brazil or from traditional farms in Ethiopia? 

If you want to learn more, watch this BASF Agricultural Science Policy Webinar with Prof. Dr. Markus Frank, Nürtingen-Geislingen University.

October 13, 2020

Are MRLs trading or safety standards?

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We have all heard of MRLs but what exactly are they? 

Publication of the European Commission’s Farm to Fork strategy set ambitious objectives, especially regarding risks associated with pesticides and their use. But have you ever wondered how such consumer risks are calculated and what do they really mean in practice?  

If you want to learn more, watch this BASF Agricultural Science Policy Webinar with Dr. Caroline Harris, internationally respected expert and former regulator. 

September 4, 2020

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