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Family farming crucial to food production: Pope

Family farming is the key to making systems of food production and consumption more “inclusive, resilient and efficient”, Pope Francis said this week. Source: OSV News.

Agriculture Europe

Udder disgrace: Ercolina II moved on from St Peter’s Square

A cow that has become a symbol of Europe-wide protests against low food prices and rising costs was denied entry to St Peter’s Square on Sunday. Source: Crux.

Agriculture Europe

Bishops across France back farmers’ protest

As many as 20 French bishops from mainly rural dioceses have issued statements of solidarity with farmers whose protests culminated in an attempt to blockade Paris with their tractors last week. Source: The Tablet.


UK Catholics call on World Bank to protect farmers from agribusiness giants

More than 70,000 English and Welsh Catholics, including 18 bishops, are calling on the World Bank to protect the right to seeds for farmers around the world. Source: Crux.

Agriculture World

Kenyan bishops express concern after ban on GM crops lifted

As Kenya lifted a ban on the open cultivation of genetically modified crops, some Catholic bishops expressed reservations about the technology, citing ethical concerns about the farming and consumption of the foods. Source: Crux.