NGOs call for revised ISO International Standard for food products suitable for Vegan consumers
24 Nov 2020
On 24 November 2020, SAFE and 4 of its members sent a joint letter to the ISO TC 34 concerning the draft ISO/DIS 23662 on the definitions and technical criteria for foods and food ...
European Parliament rejects ban on ‘veggie burgers’
23 Oct 2020
On Friday 23 October, the European Parliament plenary session rejected AM165 to the Agricultural products’ list within the Common Market Organisation file of the Common Agric...
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...
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...
A worldwide shift: profiling the alternative meat market
27 Jun 2018
According to recent research from GlobalData, the majority of the world’s population has adopted a diet that features reduced or entirely absent meat consumption. Changing consum...
Avoiding meat and dairy is ‘single biggest way’ to reduce your impact on Earth
20 Jun 2018
Avoiding meat and dairy products is the single biggest way to reduce your environmental impact on the planet, according to the scientists behind the most comprehensive analysis to ...
France bans use of meaty names for veggie food
24 Apr 2018
France looks set to prohibit meat terms from being used to describe plant-based foods, with MPs backing a proposal to ban producers of meat substitutes from using phrases like “s...
Segregating vegetarian food can promote meat consumption
16 Mar 2018
While consumers are being offered more vegetarian meal options, if these choices are segregated it can actually reduce the proportion of people who opt for them, a new study sugges...
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...
Open letter urges WHO to take action on industrial animal farming
29 May 2017
Margaret Chan, the Director-General of WHO, spoke at last year’s World Health Assembly (WHA) to call for action from the international community on three “slow motion disas...
Study: Reducing meat and dairy consumption required to meet climate goals
23 Feb 2016
Europeans need to eat less beef and consume less dairy products in order to reach the EU’s climate goals, according to a new study by Swedish researchers. Deep cuts in greenhouse...
Eating less meat will save the planet, study says
28 Jan 2016
Euractiv – The overconsumption of meat will inevitably push global temperatures to dangerous levels, a recent study has warned, urging reluctant governments to take action. C...
SAFE Vegan and Vegetarian Working Group: new EU legislation for European consumers
01 Dec 2015
SAFE – EUROPEAN VEGAN AND VEGETARIAN WORKING GROUP: While the number of people declaring themselves vegan or vegetarians continues to rise across the European Union, the rela...