1 April 2008

Attempts to use certification schemes to reduce the widespread environmental and social problems caused by growing crops for fuels and animal feeds are bound to fail.

The report from Friends of the Earth groups comes amid global worries about the increasingly tragic impacts of rising food prices. Biofuels - plants grown to make fuel not food - have been blamed as one factor driving this trend.

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. 

1 March 2006

Proceedings of the conference organised by Friends of the Earth Europe, Women in Development Europe with the support of the Heinrich B�ll Foundation and the European Parliament's Intergroup on Globalisation - Brussels, 09 November 2005.

1 December 2005

Key recommendations for the 6th WTO Ministerial Conference by Friends of the Earth International.

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