17 April 2018

Join us this October 27/28 to raise the alarm for good food and good farming, when we will organise colourful actions across Europe: demonstrations, protest picnics, or any other creative way of showing the food and farming future we want and need.

Read the flyer for more information, and to sign up or for any questions email Verena Günther at: info@goodfoodgoodfarming.eu

17 April 2018

It's crunch time for EU energy policy.

As negotiations on new laws governing our energy future until 2030 pick up speed, it's time to look at what this will mean for people and planet. In this briefing, we outline the way forward for an energy transition that would benefit all, moving away from fossil fuels, protecting workers' livelihoods, tackling energy poverty, and unleashing the potential of people-owned renewable projects. The only question is: will EU Member States choose this path?

12 April 2018

Recently Europe has seen unprecedented opposition to free trade agreements such as TTIP and CETA. Central to these protests were concerns that these new trade and investment agreements would have harmful impacts on food quality, consumers’ rights, farmers, producers’ income, as well as wider negative impacts on jobs and working conditions in the food sector.

10 April 2018

A rise in plastic food packaging is failing to reduce Europe's growing food waste problem, and in some cases may even be fueling it, according this study prepared by the Institute for European Environmental Policy for Friends of the Earth Europe and Zero Waste Europe.

The report is accompanied by a series of factsheets that clarify some of the problems with – and solutions to – plastic food packaging, covering:

9 April 2018

Many rules governing trade and investment today hinder efforts to achieve more sustainable economies. We urgently need a new trade regime which can help address global challenges and tackle problems like accelerating climate change, a broken agricultural model and loss of trust in democratic processes, rather than aggravating them. In this unprecedentedly comprehensive paper, Friends of the Earth Europe is presenting concrete proposals for an innovative trade agenda that serves citizens and the environment.

27 March 2018

To revert the current ecological overshoot and build a sustainable society, we have to collectively engage in changing our economic model.

26 March 2018

In recent decades, European food and farming have become heavily unbalanced in favour of industrial agricultural systems and factory farming, which produce meat, dairy and eggs unsustainably. We joined a large and diverse range of European civil society organisations – active in the areas of farming, pastoralism, animal welfare, environment, social justice, climate, forestry, health, consumers, development, fair trade and cooperatives – to write to the presidents of the EU institutions to demand a fundamental change.

20 March 2018

Ahead of a final decision from the European Commission on the Bayer-Monsanto meger, over 70 civil society organisations have called on the European Commission to reject the merger on competition grounds.

8 March 2018

Ahead of a vote in the European Parliament's agriculture committee on EU policy on soy crops in the EU, we joined FERN, Humane Society International, Compassion in World Farming, Arche NOAH and Slow Food to call on MEPs to support an EU protein strategy that puts people and planet first.

7 December 2017

A spectacular nature haven in southwestern Bulgaria, home to twice as many butterfly species as the whole of the UK and protected by EU nature laws, is under threat from an EU-funded motorway from Sofia to Greece. This briefing analyses the disastrous impacts the motorway would have on local nature and communities, highlights viable alternative routes which would mitigate impacts on both, and calls on the European Commission and the Bulgarian government to reroute the project.

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