Food supply

    • Fresh produce in Europe set to be more scarce as coronavirus strikes

      Fresh produce in Europe set to be more scarce as coronavirus strikes

      Fresh fruit and vegetables will become increasingly scarce in Europe, suppliers warn, as the coronavirus pandemic hampers the global movement of produce and of the people needed to gather crops. Governments are looking at ways to ease any shortage, including “green lanes” to allow fresh produce to move quickly across EU borders, recruiting a “shadow army” of harvesters and loosening travel rules for migrant workers, Reuters reports.

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    • EU achieves greater transparency in food supply chain

      EU achieves greater transparency in food supply chain

      After banning unfair trading practices and improving the conditions for producer cooperation, the Commission presented in May the third element to improve fairness in the food supply chain: stepping up the collection of prices of agri-food products at different stages along the supply chain to see how prices are determined. And following Wednesday's exchange with Member States, the Commission will now adopt the measures to introduce greater transparency.

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