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Common Agriculture Policy

Europe Needs Another Agricultural Policy

A growing number of European citizens are deeply concerned about agriculture and the quality of food. Mad cow and foot and mouth diseases raised consumer concerns about how far the industry would go to reduce food production costs. People are already aware of the environmental damages resulting from industrialized agriculture.

The Common Agriculture Policy (CAP) is strongly criticized. Some political leaders of the liberal wing are now keen to propose a complete dismantling of the CAP, in order to “let the market lead the agricultural production.” Agriculture should be reformed to better answer the needs of European societies, not to answer the “needs” of the world market. Dumping in third countries has to stop. For all these reasons and others, food sovereignty should be enforced in Europe.

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