Brussels, January 26 – The European Parliament's Agriculture Committee voted today on a report calling for European farmers to be given more support to grow their own feed crops and to reduce their dependency on imported animal feed.
Currently European livestock farming is dependent on imported soy as an animal feed, whose production is a major cause of deforestation and social conflict in South America.
Brussels, January 25, 2011 – Growing demand for meat, animal feeds and agrofuels in Europe is contributing to the continued destruction of the Amazon and Cerrado habitats in Brazil, reveals a new report launched today by Friends of the Earth Europe.
The research comes at a time when Europe is debating the future of farming.  Friends of the Earth Europe is calling for the reform of the Common Agricultural Policy to reduce the EU's dependence on imported soy animal feeds and meat.
Brussels - Proposals from the European Commission to reform the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) after 2013 show signs of fairer distribution of subsidies, according to the coalition. 
Despite this positive development the communication came short on proposals for stopping the collapse of family farming in Europe and dumping in developing countries, according to the coalition. The plans outlined also fail to address correctly climate change and the protection of biodiversity.
Brussels - Proposals for the future of farming in Europe were revealed in Brussels today where Agriculture Commissioner Dacian Ciolos announced plans to reform the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP).
Mute Schimpf, food campaigner for Friends of the Earth Europe said: “Today’s announcement is a long awaited step towards a more people and planet-friendly food and agricultural policy for Europe. The plans announced to reward farmers who are socially and environmentally responsible can give the CAP a new social legitimacy.
The European Commission’s proposals to reform the Common Agriculture Policy (CAP) will not prevent climate change, protect biodiversity or stop the collapse of family farming, claim Friends of the Earth Europe today. The claim comes in response to a leaked communication from the Agriculture Commissioner Dacian Ciolos, who lays out a range of ideas for reforming agriculture in Europe but fails to make any concrete proposals.
Brussels, July 8 – New proposals due to be introduced in the coming days that are supposed to allow European countries more autonomy over the decision to ban genetically modified (GM) crops form an empty and potentially dangerous deal for member states, according to Friends of the Earth Europe.
BRUSSELS, 8 June 2010 - A proposed new label for 'responsible' soy will not stop deforestation, 235 civil society groups from across the globe warned in a letter today, ahead of a conference set to finalise the labeling scheme in Sao Paulo, Brazil. 
Brussels, March 16 – On the eve of a European Parliament hearing which will debate the future of Europe's agriculture policy a broad alliance of European, national and local civil society organisations concerned with the future of food and agriculture in Europe, are today launching a 'European food declaration' to mobilise European citizens and authorities to reshape the Common Agriculture Policy (CAP). 
Brussels, November 17 - A new report out today has dispelled the biotech industry's claim that genetically modified (GM) crops need fewer pesticides. The seminal report by Dr. Charles Benbrook , presents hard data proving once and for all that chemical use has increased dramatically since the introduction of genetic engineering, raising concern over any introduction of new GM crops in Europe.
Brussels, October 16 - A new film launched on World Food Day reveals a hidden chain of destruction stretching from factory farms in Europe to the forests of South America where huge soy plantations are devastating communities, destroying wildlife and worsening the effects of climate change.