L’avenir de la Politique Agricole Commune (PAC) après 2013 est débattu actuellement. La Commission propose un budget de 4,5 milliards d’euros pour la recherche agricole. Cette proposition est hautement stratégique : les projets de recherches qui sont classés prioritaires et financés aujourd’hui, auront certainement un impact décisif sur la façon dont l’agriculture sera pratiquée dans le futur.
In the near future, we might see a mandatory register in Denmark. But there are obstacles and pitfalls
At the event, 'Silence of the Panda' by Wilfried Huismann was screened for the first time in Belgium. This film, currently forbidden in Germany, focuses on the pro-industry strategies followed by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), accused by many of helping corpotations to greenwash their image with flawed ‘green’ labels. Parts of the movie are available on youtube.
The BMW cars are a classic example of greenwash. Electric cars are of course greener than conventional cars, but the BMW exhibition gives a misleading positive image of the company, whose main business continues to be selling petrol-guzzling luxury cars. It is only a few years ago that BMW took the lead in the massive car industry lobby campaign that seriously weakened EU proposals for stricter CO2 standards for cars1.
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