European Commission proposes measures to ease administrative burdens on farmers
22 Feb 2024
The European Commission sent a paper to the Belgian Presidency outlining first possible actions to help reduce the administrative burden weighing on farmers. This document, schedul...
CSOs call for Withdrawal of the EC proposal for the post-2020 Common Agricultural Policy
02 Nov 2020
On 30 October, CSOs wrote to EC President von der Leyen to call on the European Commission to withdraw its proposal on the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) in order to safeguard th...
CSOs send Joint Letter to EU leaders calling for better alignment between the CAP and the EU Green Deal
01 Oct 2020
This Thursday 1st October, SAFE and more than 250 Civil Society Organisations sent a joint Open letter to the President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen, the Preside...
Joint Letter to Agri Commissioner calling for legumes and high-protein crops promotion in EU policies
29 Sep 2020
SAFE and 6 other organisations (Euronatur Foundation, the European Alliance for Plant-based Foods, The Vegan Society, the Good Food Institute, Compassion in World Farming, HealthCa...
EU NGOs suggest ways to promote nutrition in the CAP
03 Sep 2020
On Thursday 3 September 2020, 6 European NGOs (including SAFE and EPHA, ECL, EHN, EMSA and EONS) sent an open joint letter to Agriculture Commissioner Janusz Wojciechowski, suggest...
MEPs urged to repel CAP amendments on denominations of plant-based products
28 Aug 2020
On 28 August 2020, SAFE and 34 other organizations urged Members of the European Parliament in a letter to oppose several amendments forcing the use of terms such as “steak...
NGOs address the proposal to ban the use of terms such as ‘veggie burger’ in the EU
25 Jul 2019
In an apparent attempt to undermine the growing success of plant-based alternatives to animal products, an amendment was adopted by the Committee on Agriculture (AGRI) of the 8th L...
CAPNGO’s Open letter to AGRI Committee MEPs concerning CAP proposals
21 Mar 2019
On 20th March, the CAPNGO Working Group, gathering around fifteen NGOs to advocate for better proposals for the next Common Agricultural Policy, sent an open letter to Members of t...
‘TOWARDS A COMMON FOOD POLICY FOR THE EUROPEAN UNION’: IPES-Food latest Report
07 Feb 2019
Shaped by 400+ actors including SAFE during 3 years, IPES Food unveiled its blueprint for reforming European food systems (#CommonFoodPolicy). This enlightening report sheds light ...
Pesticide Dependency Reductions must become one of the success indicators of the Common Agricultural Policy
05 Jun 2018
On the 1st of June, the European Commission has published its legislative proposals and its impact assessment on CAP reform. Within the hundreds of pages of documents, pesticide us...
European alliance calls for a ‘Common Food Policy’ to replace the CAP
04 Jun 2018
Following the EU Food and Farming Forum of 29-30 May 2018, a group of more than 30 European think tanks, NGOs and farming groups have united to call for a ‘Common Food Policy’ ...
50 shades of green: Europe’s farm reforms explained
01 Jun 2018
Deep budget cuts and an untested plan to let national governments take the reins are causing jitters across the bloc. Read the full article on Politico here....
Insufficient consideration for food issue in CAP
30 May 2018
The Commission is due to unveil its next Common Agriculture Policy on June 1st and Olivier De Schutter, former UN Special Rapporteur on the right for food and co-chair of the inter...
Revealed: majority of politicians on key EU farming panel have industry links
24 May 2018
Research uncovers that 25 out of 46 MEPs of the European Parliament’s agriculture committee have strong links to the farming sector they are charged with regulating. Read the ful...
Post-2020 CAP: simplification and investments
26 Mar 2018
The European Commission, steered by Agriculture Commissioner Phil Hogan, has taken a number of initiatives to simplify the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) and help EU farmers cope...
Report says end meat and dairy subsidies, tax meat in shift to crop protein diet
12 Mar 2018
According to a report released at a debate held at the European Parliament on the 27th of February, the EU and the UK after Brexit should end subsidies for meat and dairy productio...
Greenpeace: Cut out meat to meet Paris Agreement goals
05 Mar 2018
According to a new Greenpeace report, the world needs to cut the production and consumption of meat in half by 2050 in order to meet the climate goals of the Paris Agreement. The ...
The Future of Food and Farming – for a flexible, fair and sustainable Common Agricultural Policy
30 Nov 2017
Read the full press release from the European Commission on the Future of Food and Farming here....
Slow Food address EU Commissioner over meat promotion
10 Nov 2016
Following the recent declarations of Phil Hogan, European Agriculture Commissioner, announcing his plan to allocate 15 million dollars a year to promote meat consumption in Europe,...