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Press Releases: Europe

Press Releases Found: 108
April 14, 2014

London Zoo Pressed: Withdraw Support for “Dangerous” Conference

Press Release: An international coalition led by Food & Water Europe wrote to the London Zoological Society today urging it to withdraw from hosting an international conference on biodiversity offsetting due to take place at the Zoo’s Regent’s Park facility in June.

March 25, 2014

Spate of New Research on Fracking Shows We (still) Know Very Little About its Impacts

Recent research results on the impacts of fracking show that the large-scale exploitation of shale gas and other unconventional fossil fuels has been allowed to move ahead without properly monitoring its impacts.

March 19, 2014

European Commission fails to take real steps towards the recognition of the Human Right to Water

The European Commission (EC) made public today the communication on the European Citizen’s Initiative on the Right to Water.

March 11, 2014

UK Government Pressed on Pro-GM Position

Food & Water Europe today asked the UK Government to change its vocal but ill-founded pro-GM position in light of the evidence that GM and non-GM farming are incompatible.

February 17, 2014

First Successful European Citizen’s Initiative on Right2Water presents demands to EU Institutions

The first ever successful European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI) met with Maros Sefcovic and the European Commission services today to discuss the application of the ECI within European legislation.

January 22, 2014
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Europe Opens Door to Dangerous Fracking

Europe is opening its doors to dirty and dangerous unconventional fossil fuels, Friends of the Earth Europe and Food & Water Europe said today. The warning comes as the European Commission published a framework to guide member states on how to regulate shale gas which fails to provide mandatory protection for Europe’s citizens against the environmental and health risks of fracking.

December 19, 2013

Organizations denounce Nestlé’s new human rights impact assessment as a public relations stunt

Nestlé’s new human rights assessment, launched at the UN Forum on Business and Human Rights last week, is full of holes say labour and civil society organizations, including the Blue Planet Project, FIVAS, Food & Water Watch, and Public Services International.

“The analysis is fundamentally flawed because it is a selective examination of corporate policy rather than corporate practice,” says Maude Barlow, founder of the Blue Planet Project and chairperson of the Council of Canadians and Food & Water Watch.

Nestlé’s “Creating Shared Value” program is touted in the report as a strategy to address the needs of impacted communities, yet as Barlow notes in her newly released book, Blue Future, there are significant discrepancies between Nestlé’s so-called values and its actual practice.

December 18, 2013

US Family Farmers Warn EU Ministers Against GM Cultivation in Advance of Critical Vote

The National Family Farm Coalition, representing family farmers across the US, has sent a clear warning against any escalation of GM crop reliance on chemicals in Europe.

December 10, 2013

1.8 million Europeans Demand the Right to Water and Sanitation

Today on Human Rights Day, the European Water Movement welcomes the submission of 1.8 million signatures to the European Commission, demanding it to “implement the human right to water and sanitation”.

November 22, 2013

Missing Permits Raise Stakes for Escape of AquaBounty’s Genetically Modified Salmon

International Groups call on Panamanian Government to Correct Flaws in Regulatory Oversight.

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