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The Trans-Atlantic Plastics Pipeline: How Pennsylvania’s Fracking Boom Crosses the Atlantic

America’s oil and gas rush is now coming to Europe, polluting both sides of the pond, contributing to climate change and threatening coastal wildlife.

Over the past decade, the U.S. fossil fuel industry has surged by employing new techniques and technologies that combine horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing (or fracking) to extract oil and gas from shale and other underground rock formations. Fracking causes many negative public health and environmental impacts and injects large quantities of water, sand and chemicals under high pressure to release oil or gas tightly held in rock layers.

European countries must protect the environment and public health and reject America’s headlong rush to fracking and cracking pollution and environmental damage.

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Europe food

¿UN PAÍS PARA CERDOS?

La industria española del porcino supone el 37 por ciento del total de la producción ganadera, y el 14 por ciento de la producción agraria total, generando alrededor de 6 millones de euros en 2014.

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Europe food

SPAIN, TOWARDS A PIG FACTORY FARM NATION?

In Spain, the pork industry accounts for 37 per cent of total livestock production and for 14 per cent of total agricultural production, generating some €6 million in revenue in 2014.

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Europe food Water

Fracking and the Food System

The oil and gas industry likes to promote fracking as a boon to farmers and rural communities, but the dream often turns into a nightmare.

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Europe food

Antibiotics Resistance 101

Tetracycline. Penicillin. Amoxicillin. Antibiotics are life-saving tools in our medicine chest, but we all have good reason to worry that we’re losing them. Bacteria that make us sick are adapting to resist even our best drugs, so when we get sick it’s harder to find a medicine to help us get well. Medical authorities call […]

Fracking Business (as Usual)

This report clearly outlines the problems with the European Commission’s soft-touch approach to the incipient fracking industry in Europe.

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Common Resources Europe food

Corporate Control in Animal Science Research

Food & Water Europe exposes the enormous influence that corporate drug companies play in the peer-reviewed science surrounding risky veterinary drug

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Common Resources food Water

The Urgent Case for a Ban on Fracking

“We first made the case for a ban on fracking in 2011, but this report shows that there is an urgent case for a ban. The evidence is in, and it is clear and overwhelming. Fracking is inherently unsafe, cannot be regulated and should be banned. Instead, we should transition aggressively to a renewable and efficient energy system.” — Wenonah Hauter, Executive Director of Food & Water Europe

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EU Version: The So-Called Scientific “Consensus”: Why the Debate on GMO Safety is Not Over

Get the Facts: Biotechnology seed companies, aided by advocates from academia and the blogosphere, are using their substantial resources to broadcast the myth of a “scientific consensus” on the safety of genetically engineered crops. But the debate on GMO safety is not over.

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Common Resources Europe

Español: El Falso “Consenso Científico”: El Debate en Torno a los Transgénicos no ha Terminado

Las empresas de biotecnología agraria, junto a sus partidarios del mundo académico y la blogosfera, están usando todos sus recursos para difundir el mito de que existe “consenso científico” en torno a la seguridad de los cultivos y alimentos transgénicos.