9 June 2020

New report shows nature-friendly agriculture is necessary and possible, but farmers need support for the transition

Insects are in decline across the world because of industrial farming and heavy pesticide use which are threatening food production, according to the Insect Atlas released today by Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung and Friends of the Earth Europe.

27 May 2020

EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen today set out a major €750 billion coronavirus recovery package, ‘Next Generation EU’, promising a green, digital, resilient Europe – a move Friends of the Earth Europe welcomed, but cautioned falls short of building back a better Europe.

20 May 2020

The European Commission today launched two packages of policies as part of the European Green Deal - the Farm to Fork and Biodiversity Strategies. [1]

19 February 2020

Europe's farmers face a "dystopian future" if the EU fails to regulate digital technologies used in agriculture, claims Friends of the Earth Europe in a new report.

27 January 2020

The EU Commission is trying to lower EU food safety standards as part of a rushed trade deal with the USA, according to statements from senior trade officials.

EU trade commissioner Hogan and other trade officials have confirmed their intention to reduce ‘non-tariff’ barriers on farm goods in trade negotiations. This could bring unsafe food, only tested for lower US standards, on European consumers’ plates.

EU Commission president von der Leyen has said she wants to push the trade deal through in a few weeks to avoid any new tariffs on EU/German car exports.

15 December 2019

The second edition of the #GoodFoodGoodFarming days of action took place in October with around 100 actions in 23 countries across Europe.

Denmark, Hungary, Malta, Poland, Spain, Czech Republic
11 December 2019

In only her second week in office, new European Commission President von der Leyen has today set out a major environmental package to set the EU on a new environmental and climate path.

4 December 2019

System change: Europe’s environmental and climate warning signals are flashing red according to a comprehensive ‘State of the Environment’ survey published by the European Environment Agency (EEA).

25 November 2019

A European Citizens' Initiative launches today to phase out synthetic pesticides by 2035, support farmers, and save bees and nature. If it gathers one million signatures by September 2020, the EU Commission and Parliament must consider turning the campaign's demands into law.

90 organisations from 17 EU countries are jointly launching the campaign, with the support of organic farming associations.

Austria, Germany

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