30 January 2020

EU demand for beef, soy (for animal feed) and palm oil is driving deforestation in the Global South. This briefing looks at what is driving the problem, the limitations of current approaches to tackle it (including sustainability certification schemes), and proposes a way forward based on a broad policy perspective based on ensuring food sovereignty.

13 December 2019

The European Commission is promising to overhaul our food and farming system with its Farm to Fork Strategy as part of its European Green Deal. But will it really shift agriculture away from industrial farming, support farmers and stop climate and ecological breakdown? In our open letter to Executive Commission Vice-President Timmermans, Agriculture Commissioner Wojciechowski, Health Commissioner Kyriakides and Environment Commissioner Sinkevičius, we call on the Commission to propose a genuinely radical strategy to push Europe on a path towards food sovereignty.

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