Jutta Paulus is a member of the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety and the Delegation for Relations with Japan. She is also a substitute member of the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy, the Delegation to the EU-Albania Parliamentary Stabilization and Association Committee and the Delegation for relations with Canada. more
"Farmers need a reliable income base. They should receive adequate remuneration for concrete, site-appropriate conservation measures such as pesticide-free cultivation methods, the planting and maintenance of hedges or keeping pastureland open. Likewise, mandatory labeling in the area of animal products would help: Consumers could then be sure that a higher price also finances more animal welfare and nature conservation."
Martin Häusling is a member of the Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development and of the Delegation to the EU-Chile Joint Parliamentary Committee. He is also a substitute for the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety, as well as for the Delegation to the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly and the Delegation to the Euro-Latin American Parliamentary Assembly. more
"Nature conservation and sustainability:
In general, we Greens advocate a paradigm shift in agricultural policy. We demand that in an adjustment phase until 2027, public funds are only allocated if this results in positive benefits for society. To this end, subsidies must be linked to criteria relating to the aforementioned social benefits. We are focusing in particular on animal welfare, biodiversity, and climate and environmental protection. For example, we call for an upper limit on the number of farm animals per farm, i.e. a link between the number of animals kept on a farm and the amount of agricultural land available for feed use on the farm. We reject industrial animal husbandry that is not linked to land use. We want to prohibit torture breeding for all animal species, as well as the senseless killing of chicks, for which there are many proven sensible solutions. We demand legally binding regulations for every type of farm animal that ensure that animals live a dignified life.
Here we call for a strengthening of regional marketing and consumption structures. This includes the stronger inclusion of regional products in the communal catering of public institutions as well as the strengthening of marketing structures on markets, in supermarkets etc.. In addition, uniform labeling of regional products should ensure that it is also recognizable to consumers if the products are from the region.
Diversity and richness:
Species-rich cultural landscapes are critical to the stability of our ecosystems and the productivity of our agricultural systems. To achieve this, agricultural systems need to be more small-scale, diverse, characterized by tree strips, crop rotations with legumes, and pasture management. Agricultural deserts should be a thing of the past, as they destroy the ecosystem services of our nature. Stable systems are also essential with regard to the climate crisis, for example, to be better prepared for extreme weather events and invasive species/diseases.
The agricultural turnaround also requires a corresponding transformation of the education and extension system. Organic farming and other innovative systems must have a permanent place in agricultural schools. Comprehensive advice for farmers, for example on reducing the use of pesticides or fertilizers, should enable farmers to switch to more sustainable forms of farming. Practices taught largely in agricultural schools are outdated and need to be adapted to the needs of today."
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Daniel Freund is a member of the Committee on Budgetary Control, the Committee on Constitutional Affairs, and the Delegation to the EU-Montenegro Parliamentary Stabilization and Association Committee. In addition, Freund is the deputy of the Committee on Transport and Tourism and the Delegation for relations with the countries of Southeast Asia and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). more
"In the Group, we work on a division of labor. This means that we have members who are as specialized as possible for all topics. For capacity reasons alone, not every member can deal with every topic. So I'm afraid I have to apologize for not being able to go through your concept in detail.
I trust very much in the expertise of my colleagues and think that Mr. Häusling or another Green MEP who deals intensively with the issues can advise me very well here."
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Reinhard Bütikofer is the Chairman of the Delegation for Relations with the People's Republic of China. He is also a deputy for the Committee on International Trade and also the Delegation for Relations with the Countries of Southeast Asia and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). In addition, he is a member of the Conference of Delegation Chairs and the Committee on Foreign Affairs, as well as the Delegation for Relations with the United States. more
"Yes, I am committed to reforming EU agricultural policy. The guiding standard for this is the Green Party program for the European elections."
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Michael Bloss is a deputy of the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety. In addition, he is a member of the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy and also sits on the Delegation for Relations with the United States. more
"Thanks for your email and also thanks for the great project! The mindmaps look full of promising ideas and suggestions.
Mr. Bloss is not actively involved in agriculture, so my suggestion would be that you contact his colleague (also Green MP from Baden-Württemberg) Ms. Deparnay-Grunenberg.
I wish you continued success - as Greens we will continue to work for more climate protection and biodiversity!"
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