Civil Society Asks for the CAP that Protects Climate and Environment
The negotiations of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) are underway with the final vote expected to be held in Autumn. The new CAP will determine the EU’s agricultural policies for the upcoming seven years. With the new Commission aiming to build a sustainable future for Europe, the European Parliament is under pressure to reshape the …
Saving the Planet Begins at Breakfast: An Interview with Jonathan Safran Foer
With his latest work, Jonathan Safran Foer presents us with a fait accompli: we couldn’t give a fig about the climate crisis. This is for a number of reasons which partially absolve us—as long as we realize why, now, and take decisive action as a consequence—which we won’t list here because Foer does it well enough in the book. Indeed, we highly recommend the book. We Are the Weather: Saving the Planet Begins at Breakfast confirms Foer as a gifted communicator, among a select few who put their pens and popularity at the service of the environment, and it’s a commitment which does him honor.
They are giants, We are Millions: an Industrial Livestock Breeder in Mexico Closes.
A plan to introduce an industrial pig farm in the Yucatan was met with heavy resistance from local activists and environmentalists. The local Slow Food convivium stood side by side with the area’s indigenous peoples to protect the territory and the underground cenotes from destruction and contamination.
#FoodforChange – 7 Golden Rules to Fight Waste
As horrible pictures and videos of swamps of rubbish and the consequences of treating our planet as a tip have grabbed attention this year, many have become more sensitive to waste sand plastic pollution. Calls to ban straw and plastic bags in many countries show a positive change in how people are thinking about waste. …
Polluter Pays: The Hidden Costs of Industrial Agriculture
Slow Food joins Pesticide Action Week
Call for a Pesticide-Free Spring: This year, Slow Food joins the Pesticide Action Week! The 13th edition of the Pesticide Action Week is starting. Along with other organizations, Slow Food is participating in the initiative, organized by the French anti-pesticide advocates, Générations Futures (future generations): this year, the focus is on Food Issues, a theme …