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Neonicotinoids and Bees: This Is Not a Love Story

Neonicotinoids and Bees: This Is Not a Love Story

A new study published this August documents a clear link between neonicotinoid insecticides and a large-scale decline in wild bees across England.

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TTIP and CETA Trade Agreements: Where We’re at

The EU has been debating with the US and Canada on two major trade agreements: TTIP and CETA respectively. Both agreements have been loudly contested by Slow Food and civil society at large, as they grant special rights to corporations whilst threatening democracy, the environment and social standards. So, how far are we now in the negotiations?

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European Commission Authorizes Three New GMOs

Genetically modified crops continue to be a controversial subject in Europe. A few days ago came news of the European Commission’s authorization for the next 10 years of three GMOs destined for food and feed use.

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EU to limit use of glyphosate

Following the technical extension of the licence for glyphosate, this week Member states backed a proposal by the European Commission to put limits on its use.

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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.