Agriculture alliance calls on the EU to boost innovation and jobs

A coalition representing Europe’s agriculture and food industries has called on the EU to boost innovation and jobs within the sector, which has come under pressure following Russia's ban on EU food imports.

The group of 11 EU-level associations presented their joint declaration at the European Parliament on Tuesday (23 September).

Entitled 'Food for Thought: A Vision for unlocking the potential of agriculture and food industries in the EU', the document states that the EU must foster agricultural and food chain research in order to sustain innovation.

The EU also needs to promote, create and protect jobs and emphasize the social, environmental and economic dimensions of sustainability, as well as support the role of Chief Scientific Adviser both at EU and national level, the coalition said.

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