Why does the EU's common agricultural policy encourage farmers to become environmentally friendly?

To maintain rural areas and landscapes across the EU.
7% (3 votes)
To hamper production, raise food prices and support the income of farmers at the expense of consumers.
93% (38 votes)
Total votes: 41
Learning objectives: 
Understanding the concept of elasticity.
Understanding the concept of price-elasticity of demand.
Understanding the difference between goods with an elastic and an inelastic demand.
Identifying examples of goods with an inelastic demand.
Understanding the relationship between elasticity of demand and producer revenue.
Understanding government policies aimed at helping farmers by hampering production.
Understanding certain aspects of the EU's common agricultural policy.
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