Legalization of irrigated lands rekindles the water war in Doñana

Doñana national park is one of Europe’s largest protected wetlands. The berries grown around the park make a definite contribution to the economy of the Spain’s Southern region. The regional government intends to legalize 1,416 hectares of farms with no access to water for irrigation which has raised the hackles of environmental organizations. An overexploited [...]

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The Spanish food chain on high alert

The truckers' strike is pushing the entire agro-food sector to the limit. After the recent masse farmers' demonstration due to their loss of competitiveness, self-employed truckers are now contributing to provoke an unprecedented collapse. The situation is further worsened by the Ukraine’s invasion as Spain needs an alternative source of cereals and sunflower oil. If [...]

2022-04-04T09:18:28+02:00Economy, Politics, Spain|

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Spain’s trucker strike loses momentum as most transport restored

Spain’s trucker strike loses momentum as most transport restored After 15 days of uninterrupted transport stoppages in Spain that have caused shortages and spurred on other protests, the country's main transport association has reported that activity on Monday returned “practically to normal”.  Despite this practical return to normality, some truck drivers in Spain will continue [...]

2022-04-01T15:43:11+02:00Economy, Spain|

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Brussels warns Spain over food safety risk of banned pesticide

Brussels warns Spain over food safety risk of banned pesticide Spain rushed to relax import rules to make up for Ukraine-related feed shortages.     The European Commission wants Spain to "urgently" explain why it has decided to import crops sprayed with an EU-banned pesticide deemed potentially harmful for children, according to a letter seen [...]

2022-04-01T15:34:21+02:00Food safety, Spain|

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