Letter: Our long term food security is in your hands!

1 December 2011

Alongside seven other environmental organisations, Friends of the Earth Europe called on Members of European Parliament to take a stand for genuine green reform of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP). The future of our farmers, our food and our environment depends on it.

The single biggest threat to European food security arises from widespread unsustainable farming and livestock practices based upon monocultures, over-dependence on pesticides, fertilizers and feed imports, and leading to water overuse and soil degradation.

The current 'greening' of the CAP is far too weak. Unless it is significantly strengthened, the EU will fail to address the serious problems of our farming sector, severely damaging our environment, food security, future perspectives of our farms and the credibility of the EU itself.

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