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Lunch Seminar: Food Security and the EU’s Common Agricultural Policy: Facts Against Fears

January 26 2011
Venue: Rue Montoyer 47, Representation of North Rhine-Westphalia
Speakers: Valentin Zahrnt
Time: 13:00

Does the EU need agricultural tariffs and subsidies to ensure its food security? The food price surges in 2007/08 and the 2010 spike in wheat prices have pushed this question into the headlines, while climate change and global population growth fuel concerns about the EU’s long-term ability to produce and import sufficient food supplies. Note new venue: Rue Montoyer 47, Representation of North Rhine-Westphalia

The Paris Declaration, agreed by 22 member states, claims that only an ambitious, continent-wide agricultural policy can safeguard Europe’s independence. The European Commission and the European Parliament justify their support for the CAP in similar terms. But food security is a weak argument for a ‘strong’ CAP. 

In a new study, Valentin Zahrnt takes a step back from the alarmist rhetoric and looks at the facts: How much food does the EU produce? To what extent could it step up production? How reliable are food imports? How vulnerable are EU citizens to food price increases? 

You are cordially invited to a lunch seminar with Valentin Zahrnt and a discussion about food security. 

RSVP by January 25 to info@ecipe.org

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