The latest IPCC report portrays an alarming scenario for the future of our food systems. Global warming threatens food production and access to food. According to researchers, the exposure to food insecurity will be unevenly distributed, hitting the poorest areas of the world more severely. Asia and Africa are already experiencing the impact of climate […]
The UK Health Alliance on Climate Change (UKHACC) has recently published a report calling the government to impose a food carbon tax on all food producers by 2025 if they do not take voluntary actions to reduce climate impacts. Food production emits a quarter of the world’s greenhouse gas and studies have shown that red meat and […]
Pepsi and Coca-Cola have not publicly committed to reducing this by 2025, or to invest in reusables or refillables as part of this reduction, Tearfund said in its analysis. Read more here
An open letter of EU coalition of concerned citizens and NGOs calls EU regulators for a higher level of protection from pesticides by fulfilling the 15 manifesto demands. Read the manifesto here.
Consumption of animal products such as meat and dairy has increased at an unprecedented pace since 1950s. Less animal products not only means healthier food, but also an earth-friendlier carbon footprint. Read Changing Markets’ full report here.
The European Union has one of the best regulations for pesticides in the world – in theory. But it is not implemented in practice. SAFE has joined the new “Citizens for Science in Pesticide Regulation” Coalition, which has launched a manifesto to call for reform on Pesticide legislation. Read the full manifesto of the Coalition […]
In 2014 Mals, a small town in the north of Italy, became the first community in the world to ban pesticide use through a referendum. How did these activists triumph over the pesticide industry? Find out in this episode of the video series “Protect & resist”, created by Friends of the Earth Europe to show […]
Europol’s annual Operation SILVER AXE III seized the largest-ever amount of illegal or counterfeit pesticides in Europe this week. But the fact that such massive amounts of illegal pesticides are available has raised concerns about both the economic and health costs. Read the article on Euractiv here.
On July 10, the European Parliament’s ENVI Committee voted to strengthen the Commission’s overall plans to cut plastic pollution, under the so-called Plastics Strategy. MEPs called for a number of measures that go beyond the Commission’s original proposals, including a ban on microplastics in some products by 2020. Read more here.
Secondo gli studi del centro Enea, oltre l’80% dei rifiuti che invadono i litorali italiani è rappresentato da plastiche, che finiscono poi in mare dove nel corso degli anni diventano «microplastiche». Queste particelle quasi invisibili ad occhio nudo vengono ingerite dai pesci e ce le ritroviamo nella catena alimentare, ovvero nel piatto. Leggi il reportage […]