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Civil Society Asks for the CAP that Protects Climate and Environment

Civil Society Asks for the CAP that Protects Climate and Environment

The negotiations of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) are underway with the final vote expected to be held in Autumn. The new CAP will determine the EU’s agricultural policies for the upcoming seven years. With the new Commission aiming to build a sustainable future for Europe, the European Parliament is under pressure to reshape the EU’s agricultural policy more than ever.

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The New Farm to Fork Strategy: the Key Things Every European Needs to Know

Last week, the European Commission published the long-awaited Farm to Fork Strategy. The strategy, part of the European Green Deal – the most environmentally ambitious legislation proposal of the new Commission, which started its five-year term in December last year. The Strategy aims to make the European food system more sustainable across different dimensions and to reduce its impact on third countries. So far, the Farm to Fork Strategy has received an overall positive reaction from civil society, which recognizes the ambition of the Strategy and its targets, and the comprehensive approach that was taken to create it. The Strategy touches upon many sectors from agriculture to food labeling and needs to be unwrapped to understand why it is vital for the future of European Food Systems.

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European NGOs Demand the CAP that Supports Agroecology

The negotiations of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) are underway with the final vote expected to be held in Autumn. The new CAP will determine the EU’s agricultural policies for the upcoming seven years. Along with our allies, Slow Food wants to put pressure on Members of the European Parliament to reshape the EU’s agricultural policy for nature and biodiversity, for resilient food systems and agroecology,  for climate and environment, for animal welfare and human health, and for sustainable small-scale farming.

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Slow Food: the Commission Takes a Promising Step Towards a Sustainable Europe

It is on World Bee Day that the European Commission unveils the long-awaited Farm to Fork and Biodiversity strategies. Slow Food believes they represent the opportunity to set in motion the transformative change we need to build sustainable food systems and to protect our environment, farmers, and our health. In the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, the strategies give hope for a green and resilient recovery, where the question of sustainability is not compromised. 

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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.