The problem of bureaucracy is not secondary and it’s felt by small-scale producers across the continent. In particular, the laws on hygiene, which are certainly necessary but sometimes disproportionately strict, and often too complicated, with regards to the size of the artisanal enterprises they are applied to.
In view of the upcoming reform of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), on February 2 this year the European Commission launched a public consultation on the policy’s modernization and simplification, … Continued
The final conference of the Preparatory action on EU plant and animal genetic resources takes place today in Brussels. The event brings together more than three hundred participants representing EU institutions, … Continued
Yesterday the Commission adopted a new Circular Economy Package. In a circular economy the value of products and materials is maintained for as long as possible; waste and resource use are minimised, and resources are kept within the economy when a product has reached the end of its life, to be used again and again to create further value.
Slow Food joined “People 4 Soil”, a free and open network of European NGOs, research institutes, farmers associations and environmental groups. It is a network of actors worried about the increasing degradation of soils both in the EU and at global level: erosion, sealing, loss of organic matter, compaction, salinisation, landslides and contamination have negative impacts on human health, food security, natural ecosystems, biodiversity and climate, as well as on our economy.