The European Elections: Will the New Parliament Safeguard the Interests of Citizens, Farmers, and the Environment?

Millions of people across the European Union are set to cast their vote over the coming days in the European elections, which started on Thursday and will run until Sunday. The elections will conclude an electoral campaign, during which many important EU’s policies have been rarely touched upon, thereby overlooking the far-reaching effect they will have on Europe over the next five-year period.

Go Vote! Young Europeans Want a Brighter Future for Food

Whether you like it or not, food is political. Particularly in Europe, food policies have a huge impact on what ends up on our plates. This month the Slow Food Youth Network (SFYN) Europe is letting everybody know just how important it is to vote in the upcoming European elections!

Slow Food Europe Among Organizations Calling for an EU Commission Vice-President for Food

On May 8, Slow Food Europe joined forces with over 30 civil society organizations and think tanks to call on the next European Commission President to put an EU food policy in place. In an open letter to the lead candidates for the presidency, the organizations – representing the sectors of farming, fisheries, environment, animal welfare, health, consumers, development, social justice, climate, and forestry- also called for a European Commission Vice-President to be made responsible for ensuring the transition to sustainable food systems.

New Plant Breeding Techniques: Commissioner Andriukaitis is missing the point

Commissioner for Health and Food Safety Vytenis Andriukaitis, in an article recently published on Euractiv, argued that “the ‘new plant breeding techniques’ (NPBTs) needed new legislation.” This statement by Commissioner Andriukaitis, who is now running in the presidential election in Lithuania, and who finishes his term in the Commission in the coming months, comes as a surprise considering his previous claims that  “the future of NPBTs at the EU level lies in the European Court of Justice’s interpretation of existing law.”