3 March 2013

Between now and the end of 2013, the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) will undergo a major reform. This means that on the 1st of January 2014, a new agriculture policy for the European Union with a new budget will enter into force.

3 July 2012

Halfway through its term in office, the European Commission is falling behind in the race to create sustainable long-term prosperity in Europe, warn Europe's leading green groups in this critical assessment of the Commission's environmental performance since 2010.

1 June 2011

Thirteen factsheets highlighting thirteen reasons for reforming the Common Agricultural Policy, in coalition with leading Brussels NGOs.

1 April 2011

This briefing reveals the hidden costs of GM crop cultivation that are being unfairly pushed onto conventional and organic sectors – risking further GMO-contamination and increased food prices.

1 February 2011

The report reveals that the cultivation of genetically modified (GM) crops across Europe continues to decline – with an increasing number of national bans, and decreasing numbers of hectares dedicated to GM crops.

Globally, the research highlights how even pro-GM Governments in South America have been forced to take steps to mitigate the negative impacts of GM crops on famers, citizens and the environment.

1 December 2010

Growing demand for meat, animal feeds and agrofuels in Europe is contributing to the continued destruction of the Amazon and Cerrado habitats in Brazil. 'From Forest to Fork' takes the most recent data available and finds that the European Union is the fourth biggest global importer of Brazilian meat and one of the main markets for Brazilian soy. It calls for Europe to reduce its dependence on imported soy animal feeds and meat.

1 June 2009

This report from the Green10 group of environmental organisations working at EU level examines the environmental record of the outgoing European Commission which it concludes is worringly off target. It examines successes and failures of the Commission in 12 policy areas that impact the environment, and sets out a checklist for the next Commission.

1 March 2008

Untested and potentially hazardous manufactured nanomaterials can be found in food, food packaging and other products on supermarket shelves across the European Union, according to a new report released by Friends of the Earth Europe.

'Out of the laboratory and on to our plates: Nanotechnology in food and agriculture' reveals that despite concerns about the toxicity risks of nanomaterials, consumers are unknowingly ingesting them because regulators are struggling to keep pace with their rapidly expanding use.

1 October 2007

This report examines the biotech industry's corporate lobby power and its access to one of the key EU institutions, the European Commission. It focuses on one of the key biotech lobby groups - EuropaBio - and recent examples of the cosy relationship between the companies who stand to make considerable profits from agricultural biotechnology, and policy makers at the European Commission.

1 March 2007

A scoping study on how European agricultural biotechnology will fail the Lisbon objectives and on the socio-economic benefits of ecologically compatible farming.