Slow Food Europe PodcastTune in ! This Slow Food Europe podcast series is dedicated to European food and agriculture policies. In each episode, we gather experts to explain and discuss the agri-food hot topics in Brussels, to bring our listeners closer to the arena of EU negotiations.

For daily updates on EU agri-food policies, explore Slow Food Europe’s section and follow us on Twitter, and don’t hesitate to subscribe to the SFYN podcast, which hosts this series, on Apple and Spotify.

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A Conversation with Young Food Activists

December 2021


Mid-December, members of the Slow Food Youth Network (SFYN) in Europe and students at the Slow Food’s University of Gastronomic Science (UNISG) gathered in Bra, in northern Italy. It was a great opportunity for us to sit down with a few of them and discuss about their views on political activism, their desire to see a sustainable food system happening in Europe and beyond, and their relationship to the European Union.

  • Jorrit, president of SFYN
  • Mallory, American student at the Slow Food’s University of Gastronomic Science (UNISG)
  • Paolo, member of SFYN in Sardegna
  • Lianne, president of SFYN Netherlands

Also available on Apple podcasts.

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COP26: What’s on the Menu for Food and Farming?

December 2021

Let’s talk about climate! Now that the COP26 is behind us and that dust has settled, let’s take a step back! Was the COP26 a success? What was decided about food and farming? Where does the EU stand in all this, and what is the EU’s way forward on climate change ? We answer all these questions with our three guests:

Also available on Apple Podcast.

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EU Farm to Fork Strategy: Science, Civil Society and the Planet over Corporate Interests.

November 2021

In this episode, our guests talk about the EU Farm to Fork Strategy and what has happened since its publication in May 2020. They shed light on the intense lobbying that the agro-chemical industry has been doing to try to weaken the Strategy, and how you, as European citizens, can influence food policy; one example being the recently-successful European Citizens Initiative “Save bees and farmers”. This episode’s speakers:

Also available on Apple Podcast.

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What’s Going on with New GMOs? 

May 2021

What are new GMOs? How do they differ from old GMOs? What are the EU latest developments on the matter? We asked three experts to answer these questions and many more:

  • Elisa D’Aloisio, peasant farmer at the European Coordination Via Campesina with a PhD in genetics and practical expertise in GMOs
  • Martin Sommer, policy coordinator at IFOAM Organics Europe, the association for organic food and farming in Europe
  • Madeleine Coste, Policy Officer at Slow Food Europe
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