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?

Powdered Milk in Cheese: All Lined Up Against Europe

The European Union has demanded that by September 29, Italy must repeal its law banning the use of powdered milk in cheesemaking. Slow Food has responded to this meddling—the only way to define the EU’s position—by launching a petition, which in a short span of time has already collected 150,000 signatures.

Cool!

460 votes to 204 with 33 abstentions. With a large majority the European Parliament approved this morning the resolution on the Country of Origin Labelling (COOL) for meat used as ingredient in processed foods.

Where is the meat you eat from?

Where is this steak from? We know: following the mad cow crisis, since 2002 the label has to indicate the country where the animal was born, reared and slaughtered.