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Food for thought on EU agriculture

4 Apr 2011

The basis for agriculture and forestry is the use of the photosynthesis which drives all earth's biological processes. No artificial system has been invented that can convert carbon atoms in the atmosphere into organic material so effectively. Plant photosynthesis captures energy from sunlight. Oxygen is also released during this process, which is the most important cycle in nature. It is plant cells that create growth in the real sense of the word.

Next year marks the 50th anniversary of the EU common agricultural policy (CAP), one of the most widely discussed and most widely questioned elements of EU cooperation, but also one of the most important for the EU, especially now when we need more than ever to work together on food supply issues.

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