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‘We are fed up!’ Demonstration January 17th in Berlin

We are getting ready for the big demonstration coming up in January. Over 30,000 demonstrated at the event in January 2014.  This year, we are expecting another huge, international turnout.  Mark your calendars now! Call to the fifth “We are fed up with agro industry!” demonstration Stop animal factories, genetic engineering and TTIP. For a new agricultural policy! Saturday, 17.01.2015, 12pm, Potsdamer Platz, Berlin Demonstration – Tractor Procession – Rally “We are fed up with agro industry!” Agribusinesses continue to gain ground: A few international corporations are undermining seed diversity and are pushing for GMOs on farms. Investors continue to build new, industrial mega-barns, where animals are subjected to sufferable conditions. At the G7 Summit and through free trade agreements like the TTIP and CETA, the world leaders are setting the course for the global industrialisation of agriculture. The consequences are ubiquitous: More and more farmers must abandon their fields, both here and in the south. Markets are flooded with cheap meat. The cultivation of monocultures is encroaching on the rainforest. Arable land has become an […]


ARC NEWSFLASH December 2014

ARC NEWSFLASH December 2014 Save the date! 10 and 11th February 2015 Conference & Civil society gathering on GOOD FOOD and GOOD FARMING Renewing civil society’s agenda towards sustainable food and agriculture on  10 and 11th February 2015 in Brussels Hello from Oliver and Luise, Arc2020’s Communication team! Welcome to our December newsletter, this month we have some exciting news to share:The Agricultural and Rural Convention 2020 (ARC2020), Friends of the Earth Europe and IFOAM EU invite you to participate in a civil society gathering and conference on February 10/11 2015 in Brussels, hosted by the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC). Why you should attend? People of all ages across Europe are hungry for change and want to see better agri-food policies based on agro-ecological principles. This conference and gathering will help develop a civil society agenda for the agroecological changes needed in the food system, including in Europe’s Common Agricultural Policy (CAP). Good food and farming practices already taking place across Europe will be highlighted. This 2-day event brings together representatives from civil society, grassroots groups, researchers, national/regional authorities, policymakers and more […]