ARC Newsflash October 2012

Dear friends and supporters of ARC2020 Welcome to October’s edition of the ARC NEWSFLASH. This month saw Slow Food’s bi-annual event Terra Madre take place in Italy. Food communities from across the world came together for the four day event to share ideas and foster innovation on food culture, production and consumption. Taking place just weeks after the final event of the Good Food March in Brussels, it provided a great opportunity for groups to meet again and get ideas about how to move forward in our movement for good food and good farming.  Photos taken as part of the Good Food March photo campaign – The CAP We Want – were also on display.  For the first time, the event was combined with Salone del Gusto. Organisers deemed the event a huge success and a sign that, despite the financial crisis, the public understands the central role of food and agriculture, as well as the need for a paradigm shift within the food system. ARC2020 was at the event, speaking about the ARC2020 story […]

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–CAP SNAP Photo campaign

The CAP SNAP photo campaign was a fundamental part of the Good Food March to Brussels in 2012. It was launched to allow anyone to send a message to EU politicians about the future of food and farming they want to see in Europe. The idea is simple: Take a piece of A4 paper, write your message, add your name and country, find a great background…and click. During the Good Food March over 1000 photos were collected from countries across Europe (and beyond). On 19 September 2012, the GFM Grande Finale in Brussels, the photos were presented to EU representatives responsible for the CAP reform in a book of citizen testimonials. This included EU Agriculture Commissioner – Dacian Cioloş and COMAGRI Chair – Paolo De Castro. The photos provide a snapshot of all those who want Europe’s food and farming policy to change for better. They send a strong and unified message to the decision makers responsible for shaping and implementing Europe’s food and farming policy from 2014- 2020: The policy must protect nature, animals […]