Making Food Production in Europe Healthier

Farm to Fork Healthy Food

The Farm to Fork strategy  is possibly the last call we have to make the whole food production system in Europe healthier – with less pesticides, antibiotics, and fertilizers; more sustainable; protecting biodiversity;  more just; with decent remuneration for our farmers and decent working conditions in the food chain; and last but not least up…

The Value and Culture of Good Healthy Food

good and healthy food

Europe is well known across the world for developing, preserving and exporting the value and the culture of good and healthy food.  European food is a benchmark at a global level for its safe, nutritious and high-quality standards. Socialist MEPs say that is  “it is time for Europe to become a global reference for sustainability and…

Promoting Plant Rich Diets

Two powerful European Parliament committees have called on the European Commission to promote healthy plant-rich diets as part of a sustainable EU food strategy. The NGO Compassion in World Farming EU welcomes this call, as ambitious measures are needed in order to improve our food systems for the benefit of people, animals and the planet….

EP Approves Farm to Fork Strategy

Traceable Food

The Agriculture and Environment committees of the European Parliament have voted to approve the report on the Farm to Fork Strategy, against the will of the ECR Group.  Speaking after the vote, the ECR shadow rapporteurs, MEPs Mazaly Aguilar and Hermann Tertsch, said that the Farm to Fork Strategy “lacks the ambition to provide farmers with solutions and a clear vision…

“Meat Atlas” Exposes Damage Caused by Industrial Livestock Farming

Industrial animal farming is increasingly damaging the climate and biodiversity, according to the ‘Meat Atlas’ just released  by Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung and Friends of the Earth Europe. The livestock industry is responsible for up to 21% of global greenhouse-gas emissions/ This figure is likely to escalate if the global meat and dairy consumption trends continue.   The Meat Atlas…

NGOs Criticise Commission for Deregulating GMOs

GMOs

The European Commission has “uncritically followed” the GMO industry’s “wish list” for deregulation of new GMO products, it is claimed. On Monday, over 50 NGOs and farming organisations have shared with the European Commission their critical response to DG SANTE’s working document on ‘new genomic techniques’ (published in April 2021). In the report, civil society…

Polisario Scolded for Abusing New Zealand’s Legal System

The Moroccan Sahara

Last year lobbyists working for the separatist Polisario movement lodged documents in the New Zealand high court saying that the New Zealand Superannuation Fund (NZSF), with $45 billion under management, unlawfully invested in farms that use phosphate from the southern provinces of Morocco, and interests in companies operating in the Moroccan Sahara. Fertiliser companies Ravensdown…

Fisheries Control System

Parliament has adopted its negotiating position on the new Fisheries Control system, which will reform the rules that have governed EU fishing activities since 2010. By 401 votes in favour, 247 against and 47 abstentions, MEPs agreed to use new technologies to better enforce fishing rules and improve security and transparency. They also insist that…