EU head of agriculture is under pressure due to attempt to reduce intensive pig farming

EU head of agriculture is under pressure due to attempt to reduce intensive pig farming

Janusz Wojciechowski, the EU’s agriculture commissioner, wants to crack down on the environmental impact of intensive animal farming, but apart from animal welfare groups, his calls have so far met with mixed reactions. In France, Italy and Poland, there are less than 80 pigs farmed per per 100 hectares of utilised agricultural land – a figure which rises to 452, 473 and 690 in Belgium, Denmark and the Netherlands, the Polish commissioner said on Twitter. “As part of the Green Deal, it will be necessary to address the problem of…

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