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Glyphosate: the ball is in the Commission’s court

Glyphosate: the ball is in the Commission’s court

Whereas the Brexit vote is consuming media attention, an important vote on glyphosate took place today, a decision that should not go unnoticed.
The EU Appeal Committee – which is composed of representatives from the Member States and chaired by the Commission – voted today, June 24, on the Commission’s proposal to extend authorization of glyphosate for another 12-18 months.

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MEPs and ministers agree to beef up official food checks from farm to fork

Draft plans to tighten up official controls from farm to fork were informally agreed by food safety MEPs and the Dutch Presidency of the Council on Wednesday.

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EU Parliament: No to GMOs in Africa

This week the European Parliament called on members of the group of 8 leading economies (G8) to reject any efforts to promote cultivation of genetically modified (GM) crops in Africa.

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Genetic Resources for EU Agriculture

The final conference of the Preparatory action on EU plant and animal genetic resources takes place today in Brussels. The event brings together more than three hundred participants representing EU institutions, … Continued

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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.