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The European Court of Justice takes a stance on new biotechnologies

The European Court of Justice takes a stance on new biotechnologies

Today the European Court of Justice decreed that new organisms obtained from mutagenesis are subject to the same security controls that apply to GMOs. Slow Food welcomes the ruling but calls for vigilance among Member States. There will be opportunities to engage in this relevant debate on new genetic modification techniques and GMOs during Terra Madre Salone del Gusto.

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Slow Food to the EU: let this CAP be a transition to sustainable food and farming

Brussels

Slow Food’s review of the new Common Agricultural Policy legislative proposal offers recommendations for food and farming policies that benefit people and planet

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Bayer-Monsanto merger: A battle to be won with forks

If controlling access to food means controlling the destiny of humanity, from today the most powerful player worldwide is not a government or a coalition of States, but a single multinational corporation, Bayer, after acquiring the infamous Monsanto. In fact, until yesterday, Bayer was a German pharmaceutical chemical giant. As of today, it is also the world’s largest group in the field of seeds, chemical fertilizers, herbicides, and pesticides.

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A Common Food Policy for the Future of Food and Farming in Europe

Brussels

Today marks the publication of the new Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) legislative proposal, but on May 29-30 in Brussels, over 200 food system actors came together to look beyond the CAP and design a Common Food Policy. The EU Food and Farming Forum brought together farmer associations, civil society groups, scientists and administrators at local, national and European level, who share a common vision for the future of food and farming.

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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.