29 May 2018

Ahead of the European Commission's proposed 'Protein Plan' to grow more protein-heavy crops in the EU, Friends of the Earth Europe joined an alliance of NGOs to write to Environment Commissioner Phil Hogan to call on him to use the plan to cut EU dependence on soy from the global south, where large monocultures lead to land grabs and degradation, and tackle the main driver of our demand for soy - unsustainable factory farms.

17 May 2018

While much of Europe’s rare nature is safeguarded on paper, in practice it does not always receive the high levels of protection it should do. Nature protection efforts are being undermined by the European Commission’s failure to consistently challenge Member States on illegal nature destruction. Find out more about where nature is under threat across the EU - and how well the EU Commission is doing at enforcing the laws that should protect nature, when the alarm is raised.

With BirdLife Europe, European Environmental Bureau, and WWF.

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

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.

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.

31 October 2017

The Agribusiness Atlas is a unique collection of facts and infographics that show the dramatic impacts of the global food system being rapidly monopolised by ever-fewer, ever-larger corporations at every stage of the food chain. This alarming trend poses risks to consumer choice, jobs and working conditions and food production in the future, warn the report's authors. A selection of free-to-use infographics from the report are available here.

16 October 2017

This is a summary briefing of new research led by Ioannis Lianos, Professor of Global Competition Law and Public Policy and Director of the Centre for Law, Economics and Society (CLES) at University College London (UCL), which concludes that even on a narrow reading of EU competition law, the merger between Monsanto and German 'life science' company Bayer should not be permitted.

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