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Commission rejects demands of #StopGlyphosate citizens’ initiative

Commission rejects demands of #StopGlyphosate citizens’ initiative

The European Commission has issued its formal response to the #StopGlyphosate European Citizens Initiative (ECI). It officially recognised the submission of more than one million signatures on 6 October. Today’s response is an answer to the ECI’s three demands for a ban of glyphosate, a reform of the EU pesticide approval process and mandatory EU targets to reduce pesticide use.

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Slow Food Deutschland calls on the EU to put an end to overfishing

On 11 and 12 December, EU fishing ministers will be meeting in Brussels to determine the total allowable catch for fish stocks in the North Sea and Atlantic for the year 2018.

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EU at a Crossroad: Don’t Waste the Chance for a Systemic Approach to Food Loss and Waste

The campaign against food waste that has spread across Europe and the world in the last years seems to be close to a formal recognition by the European authorities.

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Glyphosate: It’s Not Over Yet

After two years of debates and countless inconclusive meetings between governments and the European Commission, on November 27 came an answer: the authorization for glyphosate would be renewed for another five years.

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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.