Europeans and their food: World-beaters in tradition and traceability?
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This month, Talking Europe takes a closer look at just what goes into European food – and asks whether Europe’s tight regulations are working, given the Fipronil egg scandal, as well as the controversial debate over the use of glyphosate herbicide. In Portugal, we visit farms and one of Lisbon’s best dining experiences with Isabel Berger, a food-traceability expert, to discuss why consumers can be confident about the quality of their food.
We also speak to Portugal’s agriculture minister about the impact of deadly forest fires on farmers in the country.
Meanwhile, our reporter Anaïs Guérard pays a visit to Belgium to see how meat is tracked from farm to fork - via the slaughterhouse, and Alix le Bourdon investigates how consumer concerns are pushing farmers in France to use less chemical products.