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Ministers Move to Make Pesticide Reduction Targets Meaningless, New Reports Reveal

Imagine having a target to reduce pesticide use and risk by 50%, an aim to collect reliable data, the basic groundwork in place to reach it, and then working to make it far harder to actually collect the data to meet this target? Led by a group of 10 member states, the Council of Ministers has adopted a mandate for trilogue negotiations that does just this. […]

Nos campagnes en résilience

Nos campagnes en résilience | C’est à nous d’inventer le changement social 2

Marion et Benjamin sont les 2 associés du GAEC La Ferme du Buis Sonnant à Plouguernével (22). L’élevage des porcs et des vaches laitières, la transformation sur place … mais aussi les réflexions autour du changement social. En allant à la rencontre de ces acteurs ruraux qui expérimentent la transition socio-écologique, l’équipe Nos Campagnes en Résilience souhaite valoriser leurs propositions. Nous vous invitons donc à découvrir la deuxième partie de leur rencontre avec Valérie Geslin.  […]

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France | Change Is In Our Hands – Part 2

Far from the stereotype of the solitary farmer, Marion and Benjamin make a conscious effort to get farming out of its bubble. It’s the only way they’ll shift mentalities, they believe. The two farmers, who are associates in a cooperative mixed farm in Brittany, also open up on the thorny issues of unpaid activism, taking holidays as a farmer, and feeding the community versus feeding the world. Part 2 of an interview with Valérie Geslin. […]

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Time To Rethink ‘Plant-Based’ – Part 1

‘Plant-based’ is the new ‘sustainable’. Marketed as the remedy to many of our crises, on closer inspection the label means little. And worse, rather than helping us to respect planetary boundaries, it embeds a belief that we can continue to consume because plants are a forever-giving source of food, fibre and fuel. In the first of a two-part series, Stuart Meikle debunks the reductionist virtues of ‘plant-based’ products. […]