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EU farming reform plan overlooks impact of meat sector, Greenpeace

Press release | November 29, 2017 at 12:51

Brussels – On the eve of a major reform of European Union farming rules, the European Commission has glossed over the growing environmental and health impact of the industrial meat and dairy sectors, warned Greenpeace.

European Parliament backs biodiversity over pesticides

Press release | June 14, 2017 at 13:49

Today the European Parliament agreed with the European Commission that agricultural land dedicated to the preservation of biodiversity must not be treated with pesticides, rejecting an attempt by the Parliament’s agriculture committee to block...

EU Parliament demands urgent action to meet 2020 goal to halt deforestation

Press release | September 11, 2018 at 14:30

Brussels – The European Parliament has demanded swift action from the European Commission to cut Europe’s footprint on the world’s forests and its associated impact on climate change, species loss and human rights violations.

Letter to EU presidents on animal farming

Publication | March 27, 2018 at 17:48

Europe's farming system heavily favours industrial agriculture and intensive meat and dairy farming.

EU farming plan could spell disaster for environment, Greenpeace

Press release | June 1, 2018 at 11:56

The European Commission proposal for the new common agricultural policy (CAP) fails the environment and the climate, according to Greenpeace.

EU court tells Germany to cut the crap

Press release | June 21, 2018 at 12:01

The Court of Justice of the EU (CJEU) has ruled that Germany breached EU law by allowing manure runoff from farms to pollute water.

Out of Balance - industry links in the European Parliament AGRI committee

Publication | May 24, 2018 at 7:00

For 56 years, European farming has been guided by the European Union’s common agricultural policy (CAP) and the subsidies it distributes to European farmers. The CAP currently accounts for almost 40 percent of the EU’s total budget – €59 billion...

Environment and health concerns ignored by EU agriculture ministers

Press release | March 19, 2018 at 14:19

A statement by European agriculture ministers on the EU’s common agricultural policy (CAP) ignores the impacts on public health and the environment, according to Greenpeace.

Letter to EU Commissioners on the future of CAP

Publication | March 20, 2018 at 10:00

Environmental NGOs, farmers, food movements and animal welfare groups wrote to EU Commission First Vice-President Timmermans, and Commissioners Günther Oettinger, Jyrki Katainen, Karmenu Vella and Phil Hogan to voice concerns about the reform of...

Investigation: Majority of EU Parliament agriculture committee linked to industry

Press release | May 24, 2018 at 7:00

A majority of MEPs on the European Parliament’s agriculture committee have strong links to the farming industry, Greenpeace research has revealed.

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