Subject: Environmental impacts

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If you haven’t already heard about the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership – more commonly known as TTIP – the reality of these secret negotiations between the EU and the United States will likely shock you. If TTIP is passed, our healthcare, environment, food, banking system, job sectors, and democracy will never be the same… continue reading

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Many people in Britain have long looked across the Atlantic in horror at the gigantic animal factories that have spread across the U.S. Now these inhumane, dangerous facilities are threatening the UK. Northern Ireland’s agriculture is in crisis. Farmers are being told that they must change – however, this vision for change is based upon the… continue reading

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Fostonlocalgroup

The Environment Agency’s (EA) decision to refuse a permit for a 25,000 intensive pig rearing facility near Foston in Derbyshire marks the end of five years of anxiety and falling property prices for the local community who were almost unanimous in their opposition to the project. It also sent a clear signal around the world… continue reading

EU to allow national bans on GMOs
EU to allow national bans on GMOs

On Tuesday, MEPs voted to allow national bans on Genetically Modified (GM) food crops for environmental and health reasons, even if the European Commission and the European Food and Safety Authority has approved them for cultivation. Without this amendment, member states would only have been granted a limited right to opt out of the two… continue reading

Environmental Impacts
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The food system has become  global, making the process of getting food onto our plates very complex. The combined effects of all of the stages of the food chain make it the single largest source of greenhouse gas emissions in the UK [1]. The volume of greenhouse gases will rise as farming is further intensified… continue reading

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ttip

The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership is a ‘free trade’ agreement being negotiated – in secret – between the European Union and the US. Leaked documents suggest that if pushed through, TTIP will be disastrous to food and farming in the UK. It will remove food safety rules, get rid of regulations that protect the… continue reading