Across Europe, Slow Food calls for Good Food and Good Farming

Slow Food is joining the European Days of Action to call for decision-makers to support a sustainable transition of food and farming. The European Days of Action for Good Food and Good Farming will take place across Europe in the days leading up to the end of October, with most activities planned on 27-28 October. In these days Madrid, London, Berlin and tens of other European cities will invite their citizens, small-scale farmers and civil society to take part in demonstrations and various other initiatives.

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”.