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Stop Glyphosate: The European Commission Must Respect The Citizens’ Wishes

Stop Glyphosate: The European Commission Must Respect The Citizens’ Wishes

On July 3, the Stop Glyphosate coalition officially presented the results of the “Stop Glyphosate” European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI) to 28 European national authorities, with 1,320,517 signatures collected.

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Slow Food joins the Save The Bees Coalition: Citizens and beekeepers unite to ban neonicotinoids in the EU!

In the 90s, a new class of insecticides developed by Bayer and Syngenta named ‘neonicotinoids’ were put on the market in the European Union. Rapidly, European beekeepers have faced dramatic mortalities in their apiaries when imidacloprid, thiamethoxam and clothianidin’s uses increased across our agricultural land. Many areas of the country side turned into toxic places for bees and more and more beekeepers seeked refuge in cities or more natural areas.

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Glyphosate: Slow Food asks EU Member States to take a stand against the European Commission 10-year renewal proposal

On 20 July 2017 the Commission restarted discussions with Member States on the possible renewal of license to use glyphosate for another 10 years.
The Commission will look for the support of a qualified majority of Member States, and EU governments will be invited to vote on this proposal after the summer. Based on the outcome, the Commission will take a final decision before the end of the year, when the current EU glyphosate license expires.

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Preserving Agricultural Soils in the EU

The critical situation affecting our soil nowadays is the focus of the recently published study Preserving agricultural soils in the EU, which was commissioned by the European Parliament’s Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development.

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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.