Harmful fishing subsidies – ‘Government funding often keeps unprofitable fishing fleets at sea’ – Foodlog

Harmful fishing subsidies Government funding often keeps unprofitable fishing

As the only organization that can draft global agreements to curb harmful subsidies, the World Trade Organization WTO has the power to regulate fisheries subsidies. Negotiations on this are now at a crucial stage. Governments have subsidized their fleets for centuries for a variety of reasons: food security, pressure from industry lobbies, or simply national … Read more

Agriculture: UK to reserve subsidies for farms that protect the environment

Agriculture UK to reserve subsidies for farms that protect the

The “post-Brexit” agricultural policy of Boris Johnson’s government is causing growing concern among British parliamentarians and in agricultural circles, faced with the greatest upheaval in their sector in fifty years. On January 6, the Ministry of the Environment and Agriculture, Defra (for Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs), finally clarified its “Climate and environmental … Read more

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