Pollinators, including honeybees, play a crucial role in our food and agricultural production. According to estimates from the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization, out of the hundred crop species that provide 90% of our global food, 71% are pollinated by bees.
More than 250 non-government organisations from across Europe, including Slow Food, have today released an alternative vision for a more democratic, just and sustainable Europe.
“We are all responsible”. That is the motto with which Vytenis Andriukaitis, EU Commissioner for Health and Food Safety, launched the EU’s platform on animal welfare, of which he is a staunch advocate, at the inaugural meeting that took place on 6 June at the European Commission in Brussels.