Towards a circular economy: a zero waste programme for Europe
Belgium | 03/07/2014 | The European Commission has adopted the Communication "Towards a circular economy: a zero waste programme for Europe" to establish a common and coherent EU framework to promote the circular economy.
Find out more here.
Slow Food Italy Comments on the Start of Italy’s Six-Month European Presidency
Belgium | 02/07/2014 | “Italy’s presidency of the European Union will undoubtedly be a unique occasion for our country to set the pace on important issues, firstly the regulations on seeds and GMOs, but also animal welfare and the right to food,” said Gaetano Pascale, the president of Slow Food Italy. “That’s why we are sending our best wishes to Prime Minister Matteo Renzi and his team. We hope Italy will leave its mark on the future of Europe, bringing important reforms for the economy and policies on agriculture, energy and immigration. We also hope to see the creation of a Common Agricultural Policy that takes a holistic approach to the food system, contributing to the fight against waste, the protection of biodiversity and greater support for the role of local producers and consumers. Renzi said that he hopes Europe will find its soul. We at Slow Food are ready to work hard every day to help that happen.”
What is the impact of neonicotinoids on biodiversity and ecosystems?
United Kingdom | 27/06/2014 |
This video highlights the results of the Worldwide Integrated Assessment report on the use of neonicotinoids and provides a comprehensive, independent analysis on the use of systemic pesticides and their consequences.
Belgium | 16/06/2014 | Back in April, Feeding the 5000 landed in Brussels, bringing a strong message against food waste to town.
Slow Food and the Slow Food Youth Network were partners of the event.
Check out the video below to find out more about the day and all the partners involved.
Commission presents proposal to address global poverty and sustainable development
Belgium | 09/06/2014 | The European Commission has adopted a Communication to contribute to the EU position at the UN General Assembly's on Sustainable Goals. The document, titled A Decent Life for All: From Vision to Collective Action, proposes among the priority areas for the years following 2015: poverty; food security and nutrition and sustainable agriculture; sustainable consumption and production biodiversity and forests; and land degradation.
Click here to read the Communication:
Standing on the Sidelines: Why food and beverage companies must do more to tackle climate change
United Kingdom | 04/06/2014 | For the food and beverage industry, climate change is a major threat. For millions of people, it means more extreme weather and greater hunger. The Big 10 companies are significant contributors to this crisis, yet they are not doing nearly enough to help tackle it.
Oxfam International has recently published the report "Standing on the Sidelines: Why food and beverage companies must do more to tackle climate change" in which calls on the Big 10 to face up to the scale of greenhouse gas emissions produced through their supply chains, and address the deforestation and unsustainable land-use practices they allow to happen.
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