Episode 3 - 18th January

Country Life with MJ Clery

Wednesday, 18 January 2023 - 43 minutes

MJ chats to Iseult Ward from Food Cloud on the fact that 40% of food is wasted worldwide and how this contributes to 8 - 10% of global greenhouse gases. Iseult talks about the steps we can take to minimise waste.

Pat McCormack from the ICMSA speaks about how dairy farmers may look to exit CAP and farm without EU restrictions given the lessening value of entitlements as a result of rising inflation.

Anne Finnegan from the Irish Farmers Journal chats about a recent PwC survey which found that over 40% of 4,400 CEOs surveyed felt that in 10 years their businesses won’t be economically viable given the changing global landscape.

Ewen Mullins from Teagasc speaks about the annual Forestry Conference taking place on 25th January 2023. The conference will focus on among other areas, the 50% reduction in pesticide use which tillage farmers need to adhere to by 2030 under the Farm to Fork strategy.

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