22 February 2019

Are you concerned about the impacts of intensive farming on biodiversity? Are you ready to get your get your hands dirty and to campaign for a fair and environmentally-friendly food system?

Apply to become an agri-activism volunteer! What is Agri-activism?

16 January 2019

In October two fellow 'FOEs' and I took an expedition up to Celbridge, Kildare to meet an organic farmer. Nathan was his name and he was by no means your average farmer. With flowing long locks of rebellion-to-the-norms hair and a semi-bleak attitude to the general state-of-affairs. Nathan is what I would call 'a farmer by intention'. He is not farming because it was his obsession since childhood or because he wants to get rich. The type of work he is doing is making a social and political statement. I really respect Nathan and farmers like him.

17 December 2018

In November 2018, activists from all over Europe and from all walks of activist life including YFoE gathered in Brussels. We gathered under the roof of Good Food Good Farming, assembled by the hard work of the people running that campaign. Young Friends of the Earth are one of 80+ organizations who support and make up the GFGF coalition.

6 December 2018

On 27-28th of October, Young FoE groups accross Europe got involved and organised food tastings, debates, movie screenings, cooking and seed bombing workshops... All these actions were targeted on bringing local people together (consumers and farmers, young and old), and provoking the discussion on the failures of our current food system as well as how to create a better one for tomorrow. Here are some stories from our national groups.

26 November 2018

At our 2018 summer camp in Cyprus, we heard from Ubrei-Joe Maimoni Mariere about the devastating impacts oil companies like Shell are wreaking in the Niger delta.

My name is Ubrei-Joe Maimoni Mariere, I'm a human rights activist from Nigeria.

Gas flaring in Nigeria started 62 years ago, when oil exploration activities started – in 1956 precisely. It has really wreaked so much havoc. It's poisoned our food system.

Gas flaring is a regular incidence in Nigeria, it's 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year without stopping.


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