Making Food Waste History: A Call To Action

Brussels

Today the European Parliament votes to formally adopt the revised Waste Framework Directive, which will play a huge role in shaping the future of EU action on food waste. Current rates of food waste in the EU are estimated at around 88 and 143 million tonnes per year.

Let it Bee Time

On March 22-23, the European Commission Standing Committee on Plants, Animals, Food and Feed, responsible for issues relating to neonicotinoids, was expected to vote on introducing comprehensive restrictions on the use of these toxic chemicals.

Less (Really) is Better

Today Slow Food has joined forces with a group of civil society organizations to call for policy action on animal farming. An open letter has been sent to EU Commission … Continued

Wir haben es Satt!: 160 Tractors, 33,000 People and -2 Degrees

That a demonstration manages to attract over 30,000 marchers is no easy thing, particularly when it is held during the icy chill that is January in Berlin. But every year since 2011, the “Wir haben es Satt!” (“We’re fed up!”) demonstration has managed to inspire thousands of farmers and ordinary citizens to gather in the city and march from the central station to the Brandenburg Gate. The messages of the protestors are clear: less agro-industry and more farms, no to GMOs and neonicotinoids, less consumption of meat and more animal welfare and support for the rights of farmers and for a Europe based on solidarity.