The European Union (EU) has no consistent, coherent or complete food policy, finds new research published today. The absence of an overarching framework means that the current food and farming … Continued
March 14th, 2018 – Martin Häusling, spokesperson for agricultural policies of the Grünen/EFA political group at the European Parliament, criticises the negotiations secretly carried out between the Mercosur South American … Continued
Current EU Commission proposals on future CAP (Common Agricultural Policy) objectives have been staggeringly vague and lacked substance. Along with other Brussels based NGOs working on food, farming, environmental and … Continued
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.