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10 reasons to say NO to the TTIP’s Investment Court System

10 reasons to say NO to the TTIP’s Investment Court System

From February 22 to 26 negotiations on the TTIP will resume in Brussels. The next round of talks will discuss the controversial topic of investments and what the infamous ISDS should contain.

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Stop patents on conventionally bred seeds, plants and animals

A broad coalition of civil society organisations wrote to the Director General of DG GROW requesting an urgent clarification on the legal protection of biotechnological inventions. The Directive 98/44/EC prohibits the patenting of “plant and animal varieties” as well as “essentially biological processes for the production of plants or animals”.

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EU Parliament opposes import of three herbicide-resistant GM crops

Today, the European Parliament voted to oppose the import of three genetically modified (GM) soybeans into the European Union.

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The European Union Spotlights Biodiversity At Risk

‘The European Parliament is clearly saying no to any attempt to scale down EU environment policies.’ This is how Piero Sardo, president of the Slow Food Foundation for Biodiversity, sums up the outcome of today’s vote on the Environment Commission’s report.

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Our Idea of Europe

Since it was founded more than 20 years ago, Slow Food has defended small-scale traditional food producers and raised awareness among consumers at the grassroots level. Its aim is to create a more responsible food system, based on the pleasure and sharing of good, clean and fair food.
Now the time has come for us to liaise with the European institutions to promote our common vision and find common solutions.
We have to work together to design better policies to address the paradigms of food production and related problems such as climate change, the risk of biodiversity loss and our impact on developing countries.
Future policies are bound to affect all of us. Which is why we invite all European citizens to join the debate and also … join Slow Food.