Our Food, Our Future

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Food is our love

Food is the living thread of our humanity. We're born feeding, and brought up connecting with family and friends over meal times. The kitchen and its table the heart of the home. We live and love the tastes, flavours, and culture of eating together, wherever we happen to be born.

Food is our pain

Yet, we have lost our love of real food. Flawless imports and 365-day supermarket availability, mean more and more of the world is unable to identify where the food they consume is grown. Grown chemically, pumped with additives, preservatives and flavour enhancers, manufactured and synthetically farmed food doesn't taste-tally with the healthier alternative reality. Our food system is broken by scandal and distrust.

The system failure starts and ends with industrial farming. Industrial farms manufacture heavily treated, genetically engineered crops that end up served as animal feed or junk food. Vast amounts go to waste. The agri-business and large food corporations monopolize the system that suppresses both local farming and the biodiversity of our planet.

Food scandals make headlines. The fact that the current broken food system is devastating our planet, not so much. Yet bees, essential to biodiversity, are dying. Intensive livestock farming contaminates precious water supplies. Local farmers become poorer, children more obese. None of which is incidental, it's all symptomatic of a shattered system.

Food needs to change

There is a better system. Scientific progress means that positive change is possible. Ecological farming re-connects people with food through farmers, using science to enhance and sustain biodiversity and its healthier harvests. While industrial farming ignores the drastic consequences of climate change and adds to them, ecological farming works with a world in a state of flux, and always with the future in mind.

Change the future of food together

The future of food starts today. A growing movement of farmers, citizens, companies, NGOs around the world are demanding change. Choosing to know where your food is grown will change the future of food: Change by buying ecological and seasonal, buying direct from farmers' markets, cooking with fresh, garden or locally-grown ingredients. Change by saying 'no' to food on the go and meat at every meal.

Today, progressive ecological techniques, together with individual daily choices empower us to farm, cook, eat and change the future of food, together.

Our Food, Our Future.

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EU bans three bee-killer pesticides: a light of hope for bees and agriculture

Blog entry by Matthias Wüthrich | 3 May, 2013 4 comments

The next time you see a bee buzzing around, it’s worthwhile remembering that much of the food we eat depends significantly on pollination these insects provide. But bees and other pollinators are declining globally, particularly in...

Bees in decline: how long will Syngenta deny science?

Blog entry by Marianne Kuenzle | 23 April, 2013 1 comment

Today, six days before the key EU vote to ban bee-killer pesticides, Greenpeace is attending the annual general meeting (AGM) of Syngenta in Basel, Switzerland, in order to alert shareholders to the company’s role in the global decline...

Why development does not have to be destruction in Cameroon

Blog entry by Irène Wabiwa | 19 April, 2013

As an African working for Greenpeace, I am often questioned when I speak out against the industrial exploitation of our continent’s natural resources, that is disguised as “development”. The truth is that all too often, this...

UglyFood: the other truth about chemical fertilisers in China

Blog entry by Alessandro Saccoccio | 16 April, 2013 2 comments

We recently blogged about a Greenpeace East Asia investigation which uncovered the ‘ugly side of food’, and exposed a phosphate fertilizers manufacturing scandal in Sichuan, China . We also sadly witnessed how chemical fertilizers...

European agriculture at risk: time to ban bee-killing pesticides

Blog entry by Matthias Wüthrich | 9 April, 2013 6 comments

Most of the food served on our tables greatly depends on insects such as bees and their crucial pollinating role in agriculture, but the use of pesticides is increasingly placing the future of bees and our farming at risk. A ...

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