On Saturday, September 28, 1000 ‘angry cows’ – citizens, elected officials, farmers, unions – stormed the site of a factory farm development in France to demand an end to the project. The action was part of an ongoing campaign organised by Confédération Paysanne. The site in question aims to hold 1000 cows, much larger than France’s average farm size of 44 cows. Its main goal would not be to produce food, but to use the methane from the cow dung to produce energy. This project would be a dangerous symbol of the industrialization of agriculture, with serious consequences on employment and the environment. Read more here (in French).
After years of debates and wrangling, provisional agreement has been reached between European Parliament and Council to place limits on cadmium in fertilizers. The agreement places a 60 mg/kg limit on the toxin and carcinogen, to apply three years after entry into force of the new rules – most likely in 2022. […]
Two animal protection NGOs launch successful email campaign to support an official complaint […]