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Broad Coalition Backs National Trust in Fracking Fight With Ineos

A diverse coalition of groups and academics from the UK and the US released a letter to Prime Minister Theresa May supporting the National Trust’s efforts to prevent the petrochemical company Ineos from making the first steps towards fracking in one of England’s most treasured environmental areas

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EU Commissioner Oettinger should give up his selective hearing in discussions on an EU Energy Security Strategy

With the growing concern about the reliability of Russian gas supplies to the EU in the wake of the crisis in Ukraine, Energy Commissioner Oettinger has consistently prioritised the voices of the fossil fuel industry in discussions on the EU’s European Energy Security Strategy.

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Europe food

Un informe de Estados Unidos confirma que los cultivos transgénicos ponen en peligro la agricultura ecológica

Una encuesta realizada a agricultores ecológicos de EEUU demuestra el fracaso de la denominada “coexistencia” entre los cultivos transgénicos y los ecológicos o convencionales.

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Europe food

Alliance Calls for Halt to GM Crops in Spain: GM Contamination Threatens Non-GM Farming in Europe

While European decision makers argue over approving new genetically modified (GM) crops, a Spanish alliance of farmers and environmentalists led by Food & Water Europe demanded radical change in the European Union’s GM cultivation policy.

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Common Resources Europe

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.

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Europe Water

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.

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Europe

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.

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Europe Water

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.

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Food & Water Europe Congratulates MEPS on Endorsing Mandatory Environmental Impact Assessment for Shale Gas Drilling

Members of the European Parliament’s Environment Committee overwhelmingly endorsed a proposal to impose a mandatory Environmental Impact Assessment for all shale gas drilling activities in the European Union.