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Join the Food Revolution Newsletter

In this issue : new rules will help prevent overfishing / take action and tell your Ministries to block 3 genetically modified maize from entering EU fields / a European citizens' initiative to stop glyphosate / European Commission comitology reform / access to land for farmers in the EU
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Conservative and Liberal alliance fails to prevent damaging food and commodity speculation

"The watering down of limits on food speculation will have tough consequences for the people and farmers in developing countries," said Greens/EFA economic and finance spokesperson, Sven Giegold.
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Time for the European Commission to facilitate the transition to a sustainable EU farming model

One week after the launch of a European citizens’ initiative aiming at banning glyphosate-based herbicides in the EU and setting EU-wide mandatory reduction targets for pesticide use, the European Parliament adopted today with a broad majority a non-binding resolution calling for increased EU availability of low-risk pesticides, focussin…
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Commission proposal would do little for accountability or public health

The European Commission has published its long-awaited proposal for the reform of the comitology process, used to approve or renew products, such as GMOs and pesticides.
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President Juncker, be our valentine, give EU democracy back!

The Greens/EFA group is calling for reforms of the comitology system that lead to a truly transparent and democratic process, that takes decisions based peer-reviewed science. This is a great opportunity to put back decisions with potential impacts on health, human rights and/or the environment at the political level where they belong.
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How to get your product on the market, whatever the human or environmental cost, in 4 easy steps

Imagine you want to make money. A lot of money. Imagine one way of making a lot of money is to place your industrial product on one of the biggest markets in the world, for as long as possible, and in as many areas of the market as possible.
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Stop glyphosate

Take action and sign the petition launched by a coalition of NGOs and environmental associations.
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World Cancer day

In 2015, the International Agency for Research on Cancer published its conclusions on glyphosate, classifying it as “probably carcinogenic for humans”.
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Fishing: New rules will help prevent overfishing

The European Parliament has today (2nd Feb) supported new legislation designed to curb overfishing. MEPs backed a report from Greens/EFA rapporteur Linnéa Engström
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CAP reform

The European Commission has today (2 Feb) presented its public consultation on the forthcoming reform of agricultural policy (CAP).