COPA-COGECA

Background

COPA–COGECA is the combination of two major European farming lobby groups: COPA (Committee of Professional Agricultural Organisations), which represents farmers, and COGECA (General Confederation of Agricultural Cooperatives in the European Union), which represents European agri-cooperatives.1The dynamic force of European farmers and their cooperatives,” COPA–COGECA. Archived November 10, 2020. Archive URL: https://archive.vn/EWeVT The two groups formed in the late 1950s, and merged in December 1962. COPA–COGECA describes itself as “the united voice of farmers and their cooperatives in the European Union”.2About Copa,” COPA-COGECA. Archived November 2, 2021. Archive URL: https://archive.ph/Hs3l6 3Home Page,” COPA–COGECA. Archived November 10, 2020. Archive URL: https://archive.vn/GjDiE

COPA states that its objectives include matters relating to the EU Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), representing the agriculture industry, seeking solutions which are of “common interest” and developing and maintaining relations with the “community authorities and with any other representative organizations or social partners established at European level.”4COPA: European Agricultural Union,” COPA–COGECA. Archived November 10, 2020. Archive URL:  https://archive.vn/MlAlh 

COGECA states that it represents the interests of 40,000 farmers’ cooperatives employing 660,000 people, and is “involved in shaping and further developing all Community policies that create important framework conditions for cooperative enterprises.”5The dynamic force of European farmers and their cooperatives,” COPA–COGECA. Archived November 10, 2020. Archive.vn URL: https://archive.vn/EWeVT 

In September 2020, COPA-COGECA elected its new president, Christiane Lambert,6Gerardo Fortuna and Natasha Foote. “EU farmers boss: Farm to Fork to be revised, if negative impact was proved,” EURACTIV, September 25, 2020. Archived November 22, 2021. Archive URL: https://archive.ph/LBk1E who is also the president of French farmers’ union Fédération nationale des syndicats d’exploitants agricoles (FNSEA), the largest farmers’ union in France.7Magdalena Pistorius, “French farmers split over agri-minister’s ‘status quo’ approach to CAP reform,” EURACTIV, May 27, 2021. Archived November 29, 2021. Archive URL: https://archive.fo/hb7hy

Stance on Climate Change

In a 2019 position paper on climate action, COPA-COGECA states, “European farmers, forest owners and their cooperatives are the first to feel the impact of climate change. Therefore there are no climate change deniers in the European farming community.” The group states that it is “committed to the implementation of the Paris Agreement and support it as an essential part of the European and global political agenda,” and that the “agriculture and forestry sectors are indispensable partners” in achieving the pact’s goals.8Copa and Cogeca Position on Climate Action,” COPA–COGECA, September 2019. Archived .pdf on file at DeSmog.

The position paper also states, “Farmers’ voices need to be heard in public debates in order to put a stop to the distorted picture that is being painted of the sector. No other sector in Europe will be able to remove emissions from the atmosphere naturally, while at the same time supporting the development of a bio-based economy and guaranteeing food security.”

The group also promotes the use of pesticides in the position paper, stating that “Integrated pest management (including being able to rely on the use of authorized plant protection products) is a necessary adaptation measure to ensure food security in situations where diseases and pests are spreading, emerging and jeopardising food production. This includes being able to rely on the use of plant protection products that have been deemed safe by authorities.”

In a March 2020 position paper, COPA–COGECA argues that the “essential positive role” that agriculture and forests can play in climate policy needs more recognition, stating, “Given the long time lag between political decisions and resulting emission reductions action must be taken now.”9Position of Copa and Cogeca: the Forest and Agricultural Sectors Can Play an Essential, Positive Role in Combating Climate Change,” General Committee for Agricultural Cooperation in the European Union, March 20, 2000. Archived.pdf on file at Desmog.

COPA and COGECA say that agriculture can help tackle climate change because “renewable raw materials are produced on farm (i.e. biomass, biofuel) but also animal manure is used as an organic manure as a substitute of high energy fertilizers.” The group also argues that “heat and power units on horticulture sites use CO2 which is spread over plants in greenhouses to increase plant photosynthesis.”

COPA-COGECA states on its website that its farmers “have a key role to play in the transition from a fossil-based economy towards a bioeconomy,” and that farmers are committed to championing carbon sequestration.10Climate change,” COPA-COGECA. Archived November 2, 2021. Archive URL: https://archive.ph/XMLaP

In April 2020, COPA–COGECA and other big agri-businesses campaigned  for further postponement of the European Commission’s Farm to Fork strategy, which the commission had already delayed due to the coronavirus.11Opportunistic lobbyists abuse the EU’s unprecedented health crisis,” Corporate Europe Observatory,  May 1, 2020. Archived November 10, 2020. Archive URL: https://archive.vn/9twTL

COPA–COGECA has created a standalone website called Farmers ClimAct, which outlines 11 ways in which farmers can “act concretely against the effects of climate change,” including through precision agriculture and regenerative agriculture.12What are EU farmers and Cooperatives’ concrete actions to fight against Climate change? Farmers ClimAct, November 10, 2020. Archive URL: https://archive.vn/WfHaW

In an information sheet titled “Crops and climate change,” COPA–COGECA states, “Plant protection products are used today in a highly targeted way, through efficient rather than heavy-handed applications. Because of changing climate conditions, new science-based products and practical applications will be required to fight emerging pests and disease threats” — a key aspect of the arguments for precision agriculture strategies.13Crops and Climate Change,” Copa-Cogeca. Archived.pdf on file at DeSmog.

In a tweet to media outlet EURACTIV, COPA–COGECA wrote that “precision farming has many benefits” and that “agriculture data is very valuable.”14A2.2. Precision farming has many benefits as does the access to data economy for farmers and should be promoted. Agriculture data is very valuable and that is why with other 8 organisation we have issued the Code of conduct on agri data sharing https://bit.ly/2Ct7PJy #eaAgriFood,” Tweet by @COPACOGECA, March 21, 2019. Retrieved from Twitter.com. Archived .png on file at DeSmog.


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In a position paper on climate action, COPA-COGECA states, “Research and innovation should focus on the different carbon sequestration techniques as well as on a common methodology as to how to account sequestered or added carbon in soils and biomasses. Farmers’ and forest owners’ efforts to help other sectors to reduce their emissions must be recognised by policy-makers and society as a whole. This needs to be done in order to maximise the full potential of carbon dioxide reduction from the atmosphere and to mitigate GHG emissions” — a key tenet of arguments for regenerative agriculture practices.15Position of Copa and Cogeca: the Forest and Agricultural Sectors Can Play an Essential, Positive Role in Combating Climate Change,” General Committee for Agricultural Cooperation in the European Union, March 20, 2000. Archived.pdf on file at DeSmog.

In a May 2021 meeting, COPA-COGECA and other stakeholders — including the Brussels-based trade association CropLife Europeexpressed the view that new genomic techniques for modifying the genetic material of seeds, to make them more resistant to pests and environmental conditions, have the potential to contribute to a more sustainable food system.16SUMMARY REPORT Ad hoc meeting of the Advisory Group on the Food Chain and Animal and Plant Health on Article 241 studies,” European Commission. Archived November 25, 2021. Archived .pdf on file at DeSmog.

According to remarks later tweeted by COPA-COGECA, during a March 2021 webinar on strategies for adaptation to climate change, COPA-COGECA Director of the General Affairs Oana Neagu said: “European agriculture and forestry have significant potential to increase adaptation & mitigation efforts, to reduce emissions, absorb CO2 and boost rural economies in a sustainable manner.”17agriculture & forestry have significant potential to increase adaptation & mitigation efforts, to reduce emissions, absorb CO2 & boost rural economies in a sustainable manner” explains Oana Neagu @COPACOGECA during @EU_EESC webinar on adaptation to climate change strategy,” Tweet from user @COPACPGECA, March 15, 2021. Retrieved from Twitter.com. Archived November 25, 2021. Archive URL: https://archive.ph/GXHb6


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Role in Pesticides Controversy

COPA–COGECA regularly teams up with CropLife Europe, formerly the European Crop Protection Association (ECPA), to defend the use of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and pesticides, according to Corporate Europe Observatory.18Monsanto Lobbying: An Attack on us, our planet and democracy,” Corporate Europe Observatory. Archived.pdf on file at DeSmog. In 2014, COPA–COGECA partnered with the CropLife Europe (then the ECPA) and agricultural association Asaja to launch a photo exhibition on the EU’s new Common Agricultural Policy 2014-2020.19Framing the future priorities of agriculture,” European Crop Protection Agency. Archived November 16, 2020. Archive URL: https://archive.vn/cW68R

COPA–COGECA has lobbied for the reauthorization of glyphosate, the world’s most widely used weed killer.20Glyphosate,” Pesticide Action Network UK. Archived November 16, 2020. Archive URL: https://archive.vn/AparD In 2015 the International Agency for Research on Cancer stated glyphosate was “probably carcinogenic to humans.” It is currently authorized for use by the EU through December 2022. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), glyphosate is safe when it is used carefully.21Weedkiller Glyphosate a ‘substantial’ cancer factor,” BBC News, March 20, 2019. Archived November 16, 2020. Archive URL: https://archive.vn/uEwfi 

Calling for glyphosate’s reauthorization in 2017, COPA and COGECA Secretary-General Pekka Pesonen said “Glyphosate is the most widely used herbicide in the EU, enabling us to produce safe, affordable, quality food. Its use is also important together with catch crops to prevent soil erosion and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.” Pesonen said a ban on glyphosate “could have a negative impact on the environment and climate change.”22Parliament calls for technological and innovative solutions for farming,” European Crop Protection Association. Archived November 11, 2020. Archive: https://archive.fo/gSy3t

In January 2020, the EPA released a statement that said it had concluded that “there are no risks of concern to human health when glyphosate is used according to the label and that it is not a carcinogen.”23Last minute pro-Roundup lobbying ahead of high-level #MonsantoPapers hearing,” Corporate Europe, October 9, 2017. Archived November 11, 2020. Archive URL: https://archive.fo/T4uBQ

In an April 2021 online event organized via EURACTIV by the Glyphosate Renewal Group,24Transparency in EU policymaking: The case of glyphosate),” Audio file uploaded by EURACTIV, June 8, 2020. COPA-COGECA President Pedro Gallardo said: “Farmers are facing pressure regarding the treatment of crops especially with climate change,” adding that the use of glyphosate was “safe, effective and helps implement sustainable practices.”25Farmers are facing pressure regarding the treatment of crops especially with climate change. With wheat management practices and the use of glyphosate, we see it’s safe, effective & helps implement sustainable practices” states @pitgallardo during #eaDebates,” Tweet by @COPACOGECA, April 20, 2021. Retrieved from Twitter.com. Archived November 30, 2021. Archived .png on file at DeSmog.

The organization also shared comments from COPA-COGECA Chair of the Agri-Food Chain Roundtable on Plant Protection Products, Max Schulman, tweeting that Shulman said “I trust the science behind it, Europe takes science based decisions & glyphosate has been valid PPP for years, its been shown there’s no significant harm to neither the consumers nor the soils.”26When asked how to answer consumers concerns regarding glyphosate, @max_schulman explains “I trust the science behind it, 🇪🇺 takes science based decisions & glyphosate has been valid PPP for years, its been shown there’s no significant harm to neither the consumers nor the soils.”,” Tweet by @COPACOGECA, April 20, 2021. Retrieved from Twitter.com. Archived April 20, 2021. Archive URL: https://archive.ph/O7Oqn 

Between January and October 2021,27Agenda for remote stakeholder event on the evaluation of the sustainable use of pesticides Directive 2009/128/EC and impact assessment of its planned revision 19 January 2021,” European Commission. Archived November 30, 2021. Archived .pdf on file at DeSmog. 28Evaluation and Impact Assessment – Sustainable Use of Pesticides,” European Commission. Archived November 30, 2021. Archive URL: https://archive.fo/5V2eq COPA-COGECA took part in three stakeholder events held by the EU Commission to consult on the EU’s Sustainable Pesticides Directive and possible future revision.29Sustainable use of pesticides – third remote stakeholder event,” European Commission, June 25, 2021. Archived November 29, 2021. Archive URL: https://archive.fo/JqVrI 

In a presentation during the second stakeholders meeting on June 25, 2021,30Sustainable use of pesticides – second remote stakeholder event,” European Commission, June 25, 2021. Archived June 25, 2021. Archive URL: https://archive.fo/uRqK6 a presentation slide used by COPA-COGECA said the European Commission should clarify how the Farm to Fork’s goal to reduce the use of pesticides and fertilizers could be achievable when there is “no mention of a list of ‘credible and realistic alternatives’.”31European Commission remote stakeholder event on the sustainable use of pesticides ~ Copa and Cogeca’s views on the review of the SUP,” COPA-COGECA, June 25, 2021. Archived November 29, 2021. Archived .pdf on file at DeSmog.

In the third stakeholders’ meeting on October 5, 2021,32Sustainable use of pesticides – third remote stakeholder event,” European Commission, June 25, 2021. Archived November 29, 2021. Archive URL: https://archive.fo/JqVrI a slide from COPA-COGECA’s presentation stated that the pesticides reduction targets “jeopardise the competitiveness of farmers” and that “without effective pesticides producing the right quantity and quality of products is impossible.”33European Commission remote stakeholder event on the sustainable use of pesticides ~ Copa and Cogeca’s views on the review of the SUP,” COPA-COGECA, October 5, 2021. Archived November 29, 2021. Archived .pdf on file at DeSmog.

In September 2021, in a joint letter with other farming and agribusiness interest groups, COPA-COGECA stated that the Farm to Fork strategy in its current form would “lead to significant drops in production and significant additional costs for producers,” calling the strategy “untenable” for the agri-food and farming sectors.34Joint Declaration,” COPA-COGECA, additional signatories, September 7, 2021. Archived November 29, 2021. Archived .pdf on file at DeSmog.

In a joint statement released in October 2021, COPA-COGECA and other industry figures responded to the findings of the long-awaited assessment of the Farm to Fork Strategy released by the EU Commission’s in-house science service. COPA-COGECA argued that the assessment from the Joint Research Centre (JRC), which was released in August, showed that Farm to Fork would negatively impact trade, farmers’ incomes and consumer prices. However, one of the authors of the study claimed that the data did not give a “comprehensive view” of the impacts of Farm to Fork, because it only focused on certain aspects of the strategy.35Magdalena Pistorius. “Farm to Fork studies do not give ‘whole picture’, agri stakeholders warn,” EURACTIV, October 29, 2021. Archived November 6, 2021. Archive URL:  

In an op-ed published in October 2021, representatives from advocacy groups Corporate Europe Observatory, the European Consumer Organisation (BEUC), and the science and policy panel IPES-Food criticized COPA-COGECA and others’ use of the JRC assessment and similar studies to evaluate Farm to Fork, arguing these analyses were “based on models which are ill-suited to evaluating the impacts of transforming our food systems.”36The EU finally has the makings of a sustainable food policy – why is it under attack?,” Agricultural and Rural Convention, October 7, 2021. Archived November 29, 2020. Archive URL: https://archive.fo/4r3os 

As of November 2021, COPA-COGECA was part of multiple European Commission Agriculture civil dialogue groups, where stakeholders meet regularly to discuss how to better implement and design policies within the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP).37Civil Dialogue Group Composition – Organic Farming,” European Commission. Archived November 30, 2021. Archived .pdf on file at DeSmog. 38Civil Dialogue Group Composition – Environment and Climate Change,” European Commission. Archived November 30, 2021. Archived .pdf on file at DeSmog. 39Civil Dialogue Group Composition – CAP,” European Commission. Archived November 30, 2021. Archived .pdf on file at DeSmog.

In meetings within these expert groups, COPA-COGECA has pointed out the importance of nutrients for plant growth and the importance of sustainable use of fertilizers.40FINAL MINUTES Meeting of the Civil Dialogue Group “Environment & Climate change”,” European Commission, July 9, 2021. Archived November 29, 2021. Archived .pdf on file at DeSmog.

In October 2021, two weeks ahead of the final vote on the European Parliament’s report on the Farm to Fork Strategy, COPA-COGECA, through the Belgian Federation of Agriculture (FWA), sent an email to the entire French-speaking Belgian delegation advocating for radical changes in the report in favor of agri-business, asking the delegation to support the rejection of six out of the 48 amendments being proposed, including the use reduction targets for pesticides and fertilizers.41Email shared with DeSmog by source in the European Parliament, 2021.

The documents were leaked by Corporate Europe Observatory (CEO), which also shared COPA-COGECA’s documents and claimed the group was involved in a “coordinated attack” by industrial agri-food lobbies on the EU’s sustainable food policies. Within the document shared by CEO, COPA-COGECA said it believed that reports and studies utilized by the European Commission were not exhaustive, stating: “we believe that it would be interesting to also invite for this hearing researchers from the Wageningen University who are finalising as we speak an impact assessment on the Farm to Fork”.42Leak: industrial farm lobbies’ coordinated attack on Farm to Fork targets,Corporate Europe Observatory, October 12, 2021. Archived November 29, 2021. Archive URL: https://archive.fo/Kmwz1 

Funding

The annual cost of COPA’s lobbying activities disclosed on the EU transparency register was between €1,000,000 – €1,249,999 in 2018. COGECA’s lobbying costs were listed as between €1,000,000 – €1,249,999 in 2018. Neither organization received funding from the EU institutions during the 2019 – 2020 financial year.43Transparency Register,” EUROPA, February 25, 2009. Archived November 16, 2020. Archive URL: https://archive.vn/08Kmc 44Transparency Register: European agri-cooperatives,” EUROPA, February 25, 2009. Archived November 16, 2020. Archive URL: https://archive.vn/2HCc9

The annual cost of COPA and COGECA’s lobbying activities in 2019 was between €1,500,000 and €1,749,999 for each organization.45European farmers (COPA),” LobbyFacts, February 5, 2021, Archived .pdf on file at DeSmog.“European agri-cooperatives (COGECA),” LobbyFacts, February 5, 2021, Archived .pdf on file at DeSmog.

Lobbying

A New York Times article in 2019 described COPA–COGECA’s relationship with European leaders as a “special access that would make others swoon”. The article went on to state: “Before meetings of European farm ministers, for example, the council president grants a private audience to COPA–COGECA. That lets farm lobbyists — and only farm lobbyists — make their views heard before key decisions are made.” The European Commission has formed a group with staff members from COPA–COGECA and Bayer called the Young Food Policy Network, which hosts social events for government and business officials to network, the New York Times reported.46Matt Apuzzo, Salem Gebrekidan. “Who keeps Europe’s farm billions flowing? Often, those who benefit,” The New York Times, December 11, 2019. Archived November 16, 2020. Archive.vn URL: https://archive.vn/82Lnl

According to European lobbying records COPA contributed to the public consultation of the 2030 Climate Target Plan between 31 March 2020 – 23 June 2020. It also contributed to the consultation on the European Climate Pact.47Transparency Register: European agri-cooperatives,” EUROPA, February 25, 2009. Archived November 16, 2020. Archive.vn URL: https://archive.vn/2HCc9 482030 Climate Target Plan,” European Commission. Archived November 16, 2020. Archive.vn URL: https://archive.vn/LGxuB 49European Climate Pact,” European Commission. Archived November 16, 2020. Archive.vn URL: https://archive.vn/LGxuB

In its official position paper from 2000, COPA–COGECA said it wished to be consulted by the Commission in the forthcoming EU-activities (European Climate Change Programme) as it understands “the need of in-depth papers for both sectors, forestry and agriculture, to illustrate the positive role they can play in the implementation of the Kyoto Protocol”.50Opportunistic lobbyists abuse the EU’s unprecedented health crisis,” Corporate Europe Observatory,  May 1, 2020. Archived November 10, 2020. Archive.vn URL: https://archive.vn/9twTL

It urged the European Union to consider “forest and agricultural products” as long-term carbon sinks when preparing the implementation of the Kyoto Protocol, agreed by nations in 1997 to tackle climate change, as well as the use of wood and farm products as environmental materials and renewable energy sources.

In January 2021, Corporate Observatory Europe leaked documents that included suggested amendments from COPA-COGECA for the EU’s Farm to Fork Strategy, which the group sent to MEPs. This included a document extract suggesting that COPA-COGECA had proposed to remove a reference to introduce binding legislation to reduce the use of pesticides and fertilizers.51COPA-COGECA: defending farmers in public and the agribusiness industry in private?,” Corporate Europe Observatory, January 25, 2021. Archived November 29, 2021. Archive URL: https://archive.fo/0n7Gd

In response to CEO’s report, COPA-COGECA shared an open letter that rejected CEO’s claims and accused the advocacy group of using “clichés” and a “dogmatic approach.”52Truths are fragile, clichés are persistent,” COPA-COGECA. Archived November 30, 2021. Archived .pdf on file at DeSmog. 

In June 2021, EURACTIV reported that a decision by the Portuguese rotating EU presidency to exclusively invite COPA-COGECA to an informal gathering of EU agriculture ministers had raised concern among other agricultural stakeholders and civil society groups, with one calling the decision to only invite industry representatives to the informal talks “indefensible”.  

Responding to the article in EURACTIV, the secretary-general of COPA-COGECA, Pekka Pesonen, told EURACTIV he believed it was “well justified” invite the group, alongside the young farmer’s association CEJA, to discussions about major EU policy decisions that have an impact on farmers’ livelihoods.53Natasha Foote. “Decision to invite EU farmers association to informal CAP talks divides opinion,” EURACTIV, June 16, 2021. Archived November 29, 2021. Archive URL: https://archive.fo/4PJkf

In January 2022, DeSmog revealed that both Copa and Copega marked their status as “non-commercial” when asked in September 2021 to re-enter details for the EU’s new transparency register, meaning they are no longer required to publish the budget used to lobby policymakers, despite collectively spending at least €8.5 million lobbying EU policy-makers between 2011 and 2019. Along with other “non-commercial” organisations, Copa and Cogeca now only declare their overall annual budget, with no breakdown of spending. The EU decided to investigate after campaigners at transparency advocacy group Corporate Europe Observatory filed a formal complaint in December 2021.54Rachel Sherrington. “EU Investigating Agribusiness Lobby Group Copa-Cogeca Over Potential Transparency Breach,” DeSmog, January 25, 2022.

Affiliations

COPA says on its website that it currently has 60 full members from the EU Member States, as well as 36 partner organizations.55COPA’s Member Organisations,” Copa-Cogeca. Archived November 16, 2020. Archive URL: https://archive.vn/umJHH COGECA says it has 35 full members from the EU Member States, four affiliated members and 36 partner organizations.56Cogeca’s Member Organisations,” Copa-Cogeca. Archived November 16, 2020. Archive URL: https://archive.vn/6lKYE

The UK’s National Farmers Union is a member of COPA.57COPA’s Member Organisations,” Copa-Cogeca. Archived November 16, 2020. Archive URL: https://archive.vn/umJHH 

Bayer formed the Young Food Policy Network with farmers associations COPA–COGECA.582030 Climate Target Plan,” European Commission. Archived November 16, 2020. Archive URL: https://archive.vn/LGxuB

COPA-COGECA is a member of the Agri-food Chain Coalition (AFCC), a joint initiative including 12 leading industry associations working in agribusiness and food, including CropLife Europe and Fertilizers Europe.59Members,” Agri-Food Chain Coalition. Archived November 29, 2021. Archive URL: https://archive.fo/pNFSE

In 2019, COPA–COGECA defended the interests of agricultural and chemical company Corteva after the EU’s ban on two disputed pesticides — chlorpyrifos and chlorpyrifos-methyl — asking for a “sufficient grace period” for producers, like Corteva, to make a transition away from the usage of the pesticides.60Steffan Dahlloff, Stephane Horel. “Pesticide Producers push back to halt EU Ban,” EUObserver, December 2, 2019. Archived November 16, 2020. Archive URL: https://archive.vn/r5oWu

In October 2019, Corteva took part in an event organized by COPA–COGECA that aimed to celebrate and discuss issues related to women in agriculture.61Clara Serrano. “Celebrating Women in Agriculture,” Politico, October 15, 2019. Archived November 16, 2020. Archive URL: https://archive.vn/76AsA The union also worked with Corteva to produce a short film that promoted the event and the two organizations’ work.62Women in Agriculture,” Corteva. Archived November 16, 2020. Archive URL: https://archive.vn/9hJgU

In 2019, COPA–COGECA and the Danish Agriculture and Food Council held the 39th edition of the North America-EU agriculture conference in Copenhagen. The event was supported by Corteva and was held to discuss the future of the transatlantic agriculture sector.63North-America EU Agri Conference,” SmartChain, September 18, 2019. Archived November 16, 2020. Archive URL: https://archive.vn/NXwHX

In October 2021, a representative of COPA-COGECA took part in an event organized by Corteva and hosted by EURACTIV regarding the “challenge of food security.”64Media partnership: Corteva media club – the challenge of food security | The global food security index 2021,” Youtube video uploaded by user Euractiv partnered content on October 21, 2021. Archived .mp4 on file at DeSmog.

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