Nesta seção, compartilhamos opiniões de cientistas, especialistas e pecuaristas, bem como cartas de interesse.

REPowerEU: A UE reconhece o papel principal da pecuária na nossa independência energética

 

Março 2022 – Com a escalada das tensões após a guerra na Ucrânia, a UE precisa quebrar sua dependência energética do gás russo. Atualmente, os mercados de energia estão em alta, levando os preços do gás a valores recordes, enquanto sua disponibilidade permanece nas mãos das autoridades russas. Entre a dependência de combustível fóssil da UE da Rússia, o gás é o pior, com as importações representando mais de 45% do nosso consumo total. Uma rápida transição para o gás limpo – em todos os sentidos da palavra – nunca foi tão urgente, tanto para nossa soberania quanto para o clima.

Opinion Piece by Ramón Armengol

Farmers are fed up with false facts

Brussels, 10 October 2019 – Recently, we kicked off the European Meatthefacts campaign, which aims to dispel false information or myths about animal husbandry and meat. The aim is to refute, with scientific arguments and objective data, the countless accusations experienced by the livestock sector and to be able to show society the potential consequences for society if livestock production would end.

This opinion piece is authored by Ramón Armengol,
Vice President of Cogeca and Pig farmer (ES)

 

Opinon piece by European Livestock Voice

‘Climate Change’ and ‘Animal Welfare’ cannot be reduced to simple slogans

25 September 2019 – There has never been a shortage of polarisation in the debate over farm animals, but when the livestock production debate was connected to climate change the polarisation turned into stigmatisation.
All of a sudden a strong discourse arose directing people to feel guilty, not only for producing meat, but even for eating it, and of course demands like ‘sin taxes’ on animal products were quick to follow.

This self-penned opinion piece published on Euractiv.com gives some insight into why this wide range of sectoral associations have joined together as one European Livestock Voice to speak out against disinformation on livestock at EU level.