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Parliamentary questions
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17 April 2019
E-001906-19
Question for written answer E-001906-19
to the Commission
Rule 130
Nadine Morano (PPE)

 Subject:  Preserving biodiversity
 Answer in writing 

In February 2019, the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) published an alarming report on biodiversity. According to the organisation, only nine plants represent 66% of all crops in the world, a quarter of the 7 745 livestock breeds are threatened with extinction, and a third of fish stocks are overexploited. ‘The loss of biodiversity for food and agriculture is seriously compromising our ability to feed and nourish a constantly growing world population. This reduces our effectiveness in meeting the growing challenges of climate change and limits our ability to grow crops without harming the environment,’ said FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva recently.

In the light of the above:
What actions does the Commission intend to take to support biodiversity in Europe?
Original language of question: FR 
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