Euronews has launched ‘Farm to Fork’, a new mini-series focused on the transformation of Europe’s agricultural sector as part of the EU Green Deal.
Throughout its eight episodes, produced in partnership with the European Commission, ‘Farm to Fork’ will show viewers how farmers and companies are adapting their working habits and consumers their eating habits in order to make food chains healthier, fairer and more sustainable.
The first episode aired last week and a new episode will be released every two weeks on Tuesday evening, at 21.55 CET.
The first episode, set in Ahun, France, examines how the industry is preparing to reduce pesticides by 50 per cent before 2030.
Episodes of ‘Farm to Fork’ will run for four minutes and will be broadcast on Euronews’ nine TV language editions.
Additionally, viewers will be able to rewatch all the episodes and read their accompanying articles on euronews.com
Euronews, based in Lyon, France, will also upload the episodes to its YouTube and Dailymotion channels and will share special content on its social media platforms.
‘Farm to Fork’ will travel the continent in search of inspiring initiatives and success stories led by everyday Europeans.
Episodes will centre on ground-breaking agricultural technology in Lelystad, The Netherlands (to be broadcast on March 30) and innovative systems to manage and cut down food waste in Berlin, Germany (April 13). Topics like animal welfare, land over-exploitation, pollution and food labelling will also be tackled.
Claudio Rosmino, Euronews’ Science and Space Correspondent, hosts the new programme.
He said: “We want to show viewers how it is possible to produce and process food in a more sustainable way so it can both benefit consumers and protect biodiversity.
“The show will tell the stories of those working on the ground and driving the green transformation across Europe.
“We will share examples of successful business adaptation models and showcase the latest technology in the sector blending tradition and modernity.”
According to the European Commission, food systems today “account for nearly one-third of global greenhouse gas emissions, consume large amounts of natural resources, result in biodiversity loss and negative health impacts (due to both under- and over-nutrition) and do not allow fair economic returns and livelihoods for all actors, in particular for primary producers”.
With this new series, Euronews will show how European farmers and businesses are working to reverse this trend.
Farm to Fork is a new addition to the Euronews catalogue of series exploring climate change and sustainability.
Other programmes include Climate Now, Ocean, Smart Regions and Business Planet, which address the subject from different perspectives.
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