European Union superpowers, France and Germany have agreed to look at ways of reforming the EU's disputed common agricultural policy (CAP). Gerhard Schroder, the German chancellor, and Jacques Chirac, the French president, agreed to put aside differences on CAP reform last week to see if the countries could come up with a united front on the subject. Germany is keen to move away from industrial agriculture towards organically grown foods, while France's previous stance has been to water down proposals for agricultural change.