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Slow Food on the European proposal for the Future of Food and Farming, the direction of the future CAP

Slow Food on the European proposal for the Future of Food and Farming, the direction of the future CAP

Today the European Commission presented its “Future of Food and Farming” Communication, which sets the tone for discussions on the reform of the Common Agricultural Policy(CAP). Despite mentioning many of the issues championed by civil society, the report does not propose any practical measures capable of facilitating transition towards truly sustainable food […]

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Finally UK follows science and backs bee saving pesticide ban

Today Michael Gove has announced the most radical, and much to be welcomed, shift in the UK’s position on neonicotinoids since Buglife first wrote to Defra ministers in 2008 raising concerns about risks to wild bees and aquatic life.
 
Evidence this year from Canada put harmful impacts, from the persistent contamination of the countryside with dust […]

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Still no agreement on glyphosate renewal: Slow Food urges governments to ban it now

After the missed agreement on glyphosate renewal on October 25 and the new proposal by the European Commission to reduce the period of the renewal from 10 to 5 years, Member States have voted today: no agreement was reached.
The European Commission has announced it will submit the same proposal to the Appeal Committee (a higher-level meeting […]

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Slow Food Membership Survey 2017

In Spring 2017, Slow Food in the UK set a questionnaire seeking your thoughts about our work, and what our priorities should be.
We invited members, lapsed members, and those who have never been members to participate, and as a transparent, grass-roots organisation, we publish this data here for you to review.
We will be working at UK, nation and local levels using this […]

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Slow Fish – We are the net

The eighth edition of Slow Fish the international event organized by Slow Food and the Region of Liguria – will be heldfrom Thursday, May 18 to Sunday, May 21, 2017 in the Genoa’s Porto Antico (Italy). Dedicated to the world of fish and marine ecosystems, this international event ties together the pleasure of foodwith the protection of marine biodiversity. Admission to the event […]

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Campaign for Better Hospital Food

The Campaign for Better Hospital Food undertook a detailed survey of food standards in NHS hospitals, using London as a test case.
Shockingly the findings show that only half of the hospitals met all five of the basic food standards for hospitals. When these standards were brought into the NHS Standard Contract, we were told that […]

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Slow Food International Press Release: Slow Food Chefs’ Alliance in the UK joins international network

Slow Food International Press Release: Slow Food Chefs' Alliance in the UK joins international network

The Slow Food Chefs’ Alliance in the UK joins the international network of chefs defending food biodiversity across the world
The Slow Food Chefs’ Alliance is an international project which is engaged in the battle for the protection of agricultural and food biodiversity all over the world. The Alliance is made up of chefs who […]

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Raw milk cheese under threat in Scotland

Raw milk cheese under threat in Scotland

A family fighting back.
The Errington family have a 300-acre farm near Carnwarth in Lanarkshire on which cheese has been made since the mid-1980s.
Humphrey Errington was a pioneer cheese maker in Scotland, making a raw sheep’s milk cheese called Lanark Blue, the first new blue cheese in Scotland in decades.
Today, the farm is run and […]

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New Year’s resolution: join Slow Food UK

New Year’s resolution: join Slow Food UK This year it’s time to do things a little differently: take up some sustainable resolutions you’re likely to keep for life.

Now that the frantic period of making and breaking New Year’s resolutions is over, we can start taking a more honest look at the year ahead. This year, as every year, you probably made yourself a promise. It might be to exercise more, to find more time to see your friends or to visit your […]

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Pacta sunt servanda – Agreements must be kept –

Pacta sunt servanda - Agreements must be kept - Caveat about the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) from the UK‘s perspective.

What are the consequences for our food?
This agreement sounds like a step forwards to boost economic growth and put an end to the economic crisis, but it’s actually a huge and irreversible leap backwards. In the name of sacrosanct free-market economics and unbridled competition, the TTIP aims to tackle regulations allegedly hindering commercial exchange opportunities. […]

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