New EU faming policy to make agriculture worse for the environment

Coldblow Field, Baldwyn's Park, Bexley Village

Coldblow Field, Baldwyn’s Park

There are not a lot of farms in Bexley, but the EU Agricultural Policy certainly affects farming in the region.

With 360 billion Euros of subsidies paid each year, EU policy affects a vast area with its emphasis on intensive agriculture adversely affecting wildlife and arguably ultimately our health too.

Research published in Science shows though that the recent reviews of the Agricultural Policy have failed to reverse this problem because of the broad number of exemptions introduced to the greening measures exempt over 88% of the farmers in the EU, and over 48% of its agricultural land.

Scientists confirm worst fears: new EU Policy on Agriculture is bad for nature

http://www.birdlife.org/europe-and-central-asia/news/scientists-confirm-worst-fears-new-eu-policy-agriculture-bad-nature

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