500,000 citizens of the European Union have signed the European Citizens Initiative (ECI) “End the Cage Age” launched in September last year. This marks the halfway point in the campaign. Slow Food is among 140 organizations strongly involved in supporting the ECI, which aims to end the use of cages for farm animals across the continent.
Civil society organizations have approached the opportunity to discuss the importance of farm animal welfare just before the launch of the new European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI), which calls the European Commission to propose legislation to ban the use of cages in animal farming. Slow Food believes animals pay a harsh price in the current systemandjoins the initiative, which was launched on 25 September by Compassion in World Farming.
Between 25,000 and 30,000 people die in Europe every year following drug-resistant infections and some experts believe that drug resistance could become the top cause of death in the world in … Continued
A few days ago the European General Court turned down an appeal lodged by Italy, confirming the EU Commission’s February 2013 implementing decision to sentence the Italian Republic to the reimbursement of 70 million euros for infringements of European CAP regulations. Of these 70 million euros, state the European authorities, 48 million refer to deficiencies recorded in controls of the system of conditionality in the years from 2005 to 2007.