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 […]
Head of Syngenta, world’s biggest pesticide maker, says rejecting farming tech could have serious consequences within 20 years. Read the full article on The Guardian here.
The EU organic logo brings certain guarantees about high standards of animal welfare, and EU institutions ought to show strong commitment to address weaknesses in regards to animal welfare rules, writes Olga Kikou. Read the full article on Euractiv here.
Read the full press release from the European Commission on the Future of Food and Farming here.
EU member states agreed on Monday (20 November) to a new set of rules for organic farming, simplifying the system and creating a level playing field for EU produce and imports. The European Parliament’s agriculture committee will vote on the rules on Wednesday. Read the full article on Euractiv here.
It can be easy to make the wrong food choices during your lunch break. But policymakers are trying to make lunchtime a more satisfying, healthy experience for employees. Read the full article on Euractiv here.
Organic farming standards across Europe could be tightened up with a greater emphasis on animal welfare when the European Parliament’s Agriculture Committee meets on 13 October to discuss proposed amendments to existing regulations. An article by Chloe Ryan at GlobalMeatNews
The European Commission is considering stricter pesticide limits for organic products. The organic sector and the European Parliament are not in agreement. Read more here.