Dear friends and supporters of ARC
Today ARC has released a CALL FOR ACTION… In the next two weeks, MEPs will be finalising their intial reactions to the legislative proposals for reform released by the EU Commission in October. There is still opportunity to influence these reports, but we must be quick. There are 2 ways to do this. Firstly by signing a petition, issued by our friends at Slow Food Youth Network, and secondly, by writing to your MEP stating your demands. ARC today released its own reaction to the Commission’s proposals – you are welcome to use this to help create your own messsage for parliamentarians.
Building on the demands highlighted in our new paper, and reflecting current developments in a number of Member States, ARC issued a press release yesterday expressing concern about steps being taken to weaken the greening elements of the CAP. On April 17th – the International Day of Peasant Struggle – ARC, along with APRODEV, Corporate Europe Obsevatory, CONCORD, the European Environmental Bureau, European Coordination Via Campensina, Food and Water Europe, Friends of the Earth Europe, IFOAM EU Group and Pesticide Action Network Europe released a joint statement on the CAP and export dumping. It called for Europe to stop generating surplus food commodities for export based on cheap imported inputs and deliver a fair and an environmentally sound farming policy that contributes to global food security.
And finally, preparations are now well underway for a range of activities that will be taking place throughout the rest of the year. Read more on these below and embark on the ARC today!
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