Hello and welcome to our July Newsletter.
Last month in this newsletter we pondered how farming, food and rural places would be effected by Brexit. Well, as everyone knows full well, the Brexit bombshell has happened. Europe is in a different place now. Below, Hannes Lorenzen, ARC2020 president, gives us a conciliatory, calm reflection on the future for Europe post Brexit. We have a dedicated section on what Brexit means for farming and food
for you to help stay informed.
As you can see from the rest of this newsletter, the Commission has been busy below the radar. While Brexit distracts, the Commission has done and said some very controversial things regarding CETA and glyphosate. This is hardly the best way to restore faith in the EU and its institutions. See the sections below for more.
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In these ever-changing and turbulent times, agroecology remains a great example of how a number of supposedly divergent things and practices can work together. Agroecology is greater than the sum of its parts. Perhaps there is a lesson for us humans and our politics in this too.
Dr. Oliver Moore and Luise KÃ¶rner (Communications Team, ARC2020)