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FOOD THAT’S GOOD FOR PEOPLE AND PLANET!

Save our Green Deal: Vote this CAP down!

We are in a climate emergency. We need to take action now to combat climate change, to protect biodiversity and farming families for generations to come. We can’t allow the European Common Agricultural Policy to go on wrecking our planet until the end of 2027. Tell the Members of the European Parliament that the European Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) is a threat to our European Green Deal.

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Opinion by Tilly Metz & Sarah Wiener

How the Farm to Fork Strategy can Fix our Food System

As the food and farming arm of the European Green Deal, the Farm to Fork strategy aims to push forward the ongoing sustainable transformation of food systems, whilst ensuring fair economic returns for farmers. Despite the backlash from certain industries, can the Farm to Fork Strategy actually fix our food system?

WE WANT GOOD FOOD

Everybody wants good food! Food should taste good, be good for the planet, good for the farmer that produces it, and good for the person that buys it.

BUT THAT’S NOT CURRENTLY THE CASE

Right now, big supermarkets and massive agricultural industries are exploiting the earth and squeezing farmers out of their well deserved earnings, all to make a quick buck.

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HOW TO FIX THE FOOD SYSTEM

But the solution is actually quite simple, at least in the European Union. To save Europe’s farmers, the EU has an enormous budget (59 billion!) that it hands out as subsidies to support food production. If we invested all this money in the right way, we could radically transform the system.

OUR KEY DEMANDS TO GET GOOD FOOD FOR ALL

We want to leverage the power of the CAP money to fight against the climate crisis by:

  • Using the EU subsidies to support small farmers to produce ecological food and to reward farmers who are working in harmony with the planet and treating their animals humanely.
  • Financing small farmers and new entrants, instead of throwing money at huge agri-businesses, royal families and oligarchs that gobble up the land.
  • Investing in local farmers and in making shorter supply chains so that food doesn’t always have to travel thousands of miles, so we can support our regional economies and so we can avoid supply-chain crises in the future.

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