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.

Let’s Save the Soil!

Slow Food and Legambiente, along with over 300 organizations united in the “People 4 Soil” network, launch a petition in defense of the soil at Terra Madre.

Thinking out of the box

Something is clearly broken in the European food system. Between 2003 and 2013, one out of every 4 farms disappeared in the EU, for a total of over 4 million holdings gone.

SFYN: from agricultural to food policy

On Thursday 21 April, Joris Lohman of the Slow Food Youth Network intervened at the conference “From agricultural to food policy – Towards healthy and sustainable production and consumption”.

Not on the Label

Farmers want it. Consumers are asking for it. But it seems as though Brussels is ignoring their pleas. What are we talking about? It’s a story we’ve told many times, but which still has no happy ending: the story of local food. What exactly is going on?