The (Christmas) Tree – Chainsaw Massacre?!

Earth was once a planet of trees. Great towering giants, boundless rainforests, and vast woodlands brimming with life. Not anymore. Now half the Earth’s forests are gone. 476 trees are chopped down or burnt every second (over 5,000 since you started reading) — to clear space for ever more cattle, palm oil, and soya. However, Europe is finally considering a new […]

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‘Veggie Burger Ban’ Rejected

Success for vegans and vegetarians as European farmers lose attempt to ban terms such as veggie burger. European parliament decided that meat-related words can be used to describe plant-based foods. Plant-based products that do not contain meat can continue to be labelled “sausages” or “burgers”, European politicians have said, after they rejected a proposal backed by […]

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Veggie Burger Ban would Undermine Sustainability Plans Environmentalists Warn

13 environmental, animal welfare and food safety groups call on MEPs to reject ban on ‘meaty’ terms for plant-based food Plans directly contradict the EU’s Green Deal and Farm to Fork strategy, and risk exposing EU to ridicule More than 68% of consumers support terms like veggie burger for plant-based products A coalition of 13 […]

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Stop The Veggie Burger Ban

The European Union is currently considering banning established and widely understood terms such as ‘burger’, ‘sausage’, and ‘steak’ for plant-based products. Additionally, the proposed EU ban would prohibit dairy-related terms, such as ‘yoghurt style’, ‘cheese alternative’, and ‘butter substitute’.  The main argument behind this proposal is to avoid consumer confusion. However, terms such as ‘veggie burger’ and ‘veggie sausage’ provide important information regarding the taste and […]

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Trump Administration Allows Oil and Gas Drilling in Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

The Trump administration is taking final steps to let oil and gas companies drill in the ANWR (Arctic National Wildlife Refuge) – which environment advocates call the nation’s “last great wilderness”. The US interior department will auction leases before the end of the year, secretary David Bernhardt told the Wall Street Journal. That could make it […]

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Unforgettable Youth Meeting near Girona, Spain

We’ve been to numerous countries before, also with other Erasmus+ projects, but this trip was definitely unforgettable for all of us.At first, it’s been our dream to go to Spain once in our life for a long time. However, we didn’t really believe it was possible. Maybe we just realized it really was happening, when […]

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A Green Recovery after Corona

In days, Europe could put forward a bold, green Corona recovery plan that would be a beacon of hope for the rest of the world — but big polluters and coal-loving governments are trying to derail it. To fight back, activist organizations are joining a massive group of influential politicians, scientists, academics, business leaders and civil society, to […]

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EU must publish Farm to Fork strategy with meat reduction targets without delay, state leading NGOs

In these times of unprecedented global public health and economic crises, and with EU food and agriculture policy at a crossroads, an ambitious ‘Farm to Fork’ strategy including meat-reduction targets is needed more than ever, according to ProVeg International and the European Vegetarian Union. The ‘Farm To Fork’ strategy, which provides a sustainable food-policy roadmap […]

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European Youth Workers’ Meeting in Spain

On the last weekend of February in the rural community of Nueva Vraja Mandala ISKCON, commonly known as the Santa Clara Farm in Brihuega, Spain this year’s first European Youth Workers’ meeting was organized, where the representatives of Eco Valley Foundation were also invited. 35 participants from 25 European countries gathered for three days for […]

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