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GMO: The European Parliament asks to ban imports of corn and cotton

GMO: The European Parliament asks to ban imports of corn and cotton

Yesterday, in a non-binding resolution (adopted with 435 votes for, 216 against and 34 abstentions), the European Parliament objected to EU Commission plans to authorize imports of products made from genetically modified maize and cotton which are herbicide-resistant.

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How Can the EU Fight Antibiotic Resistance?

Between 25,000 and 30,000 people die in Europe every year following drug-resistant infections and some experts believe that drug resistance could become the top cause of death in the world in … Continued

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A Marine Strategy

Thinking on a continental scale.

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Stop TTIP: The European Court of Justice recognizes the validity of the Citizens’ Initiative

“We were right! The European Court of Justice has annulled the Commission’s decision to reject the Citizens’ Initiative on TTIP, the largest such petition in the history of the Union with over three million signatures in just over a year.”

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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.