Friends of the Earth Cardiff - food http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/taxonomy/term/232/all en Traces of weedkiller found in humans http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/traces-weedkiller-found-humans <p><img width="400" height="286" alt="Vegetables" src="/files/foecardiff/images/vegetables.jpg" /></p> <p>Tests conducted by Medical Laboratory Bremen for Friends of the Earth found that people in 18 countries across Europe had traces of the weed killer glyphosate in their urine.</p> <p>The findings raise concerns about increasing levels of exposure to weed killers. Farmers are likely to use more glyphosate if the EU relaxes controls on growing genetically modified (GM) crops.</p> <p><a href="http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/traces-weedkiller-found-humans">read more</a></p> http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/traces-weedkiller-found-humans#comments archive Food food Mon, 17 Jun 2013 18:09:02 +0000 Chris 569 at http://www.foecardiff.co.uk Organic and Local food http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/organic-and-local-food <p><img alt="Riverside market and the River Taff" src="/files/foecardiff/image_1042.jpg" /></p> <p class="caption">Riverside Community Market, Cardiff. <em>Photo: Lindsay Maiden, Cardiff Friends of the Earth</em></p> <p>The way we produce and transport our food has a huge impact on our towns and our planet. Our desire to have huge quantities of cheap food including asparagus and tomatoes out of season means that:</p> <p><a href="http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/organic-and-local-food">read more</a></p> http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/organic-and-local-food#comments archive Food Cardiff climate change food Riverside Sun, 08 Jul 2012 00:00:00 +0000 admin 121 at http://www.foecardiff.co.uk GM giant BASF leaves Europe http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/gm-giant-basf-leaves-europe <p><img width="500" height="310" alt="Plant growing in a test tube" src="/files/foecardiff/images/BASF_GMO.jpg" /></p> <p>BASF, the German chemical giant, has announced is to end its genetically modified (GM) plant development in Europe and move it to the US, where political and consumer resistance to GM crops isn't so strong.</p> <p>BASF fought for 13 years before the European Union approved them cultivating their Amflora potato, in 2010. However, German test sites had to be put under constant guard and activists still succeeded in destroying potato fields.</p> <p><a href="http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/gm-giant-basf-leaves-europe">read more</a></p> http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/gm-giant-basf-leaves-europe#comments archive Food food Fri, 20 Jan 2012 22:57:58 +0000 Chris 488 at http://www.foecardiff.co.uk European banks fuel hunger http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/european-banks-fuel-hunger <p><img width="300" height="225" src="/files/foecardiff/images/land_grabs_and_food_speculation.jpg" alt="Woman and child with a sign saying No land, No food" /></p> <p><em>Photo: Friends of the Earth International</em></p> <p>European banks, pension funds and insurance companies are increasing global hunger and poverty. They are speculating on food prices and financing land grabs in poorer countries, according to a new report by Friends of the Earth Europe.</p> <p>The report analyses the activities of 29 European banks, pension funds and insurance companies. These include:</p> <p><a href="http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/european-banks-fuel-hunger">read more</a></p> http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/european-banks-fuel-hunger#comments archive Corporate accountability business food Tue, 17 Jan 2012 23:22:49 +0000 Chris 487 at http://www.foecardiff.co.uk The Lake Victoria land-grab http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/lake-victoria-land-grab <p><img width="350" height="242" src="/files/foecardiff/images/Lake_Victoria_land-grab.jpg" alt="Man standing on felled trees" /></p> <p>A man stands on the land taken from him to make way for a palm oil plantation. Kalangala, Uganda. <em>Photo: Jason Taylor</em></p> <p>The Ugandan government is promoting large-scale agrofuels plantations as a solution to the climate crisis at the UN climate talks in Durban, South Africa. Yet millions of people are already facing the impacts of land grabs and evictions caused by agrofuels.</p> <p><a href="http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/lake-victoria-land-grab">read more</a></p> http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/lake-victoria-land-grab#comments Africa business food Uganda Wed, 07 Dec 2011 07:40:23 +0000 Chris 471 at http://www.foecardiff.co.uk Stop Del Monte GM pineapple http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/stop-del-monte-gm-pineapple <p><img width="400" height="265" src="/files/foecardiff/images/pineapples_del_monte.jpg" alt="Pineapples" /></p> <p><em>Photo: <a href="http://www.freedigitalphotos.net/">samurai/FreeDigitalPhotos</a></em></p> <p>The Costa Rican Coordination Network on Biodiversity calling for European consumers to take action after the Costa Rican Government granted LM Veintiuno permission to expand the area cultivated with a genetically modified (GM) pineapple called &ldquo;PiƱa Rose&rdquo;.</p> <p><a href="http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/stop-del-monte-gm-pineapple">read more</a></p> http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/stop-del-monte-gm-pineapple#comments archive Food Costa Rica food South America Sat, 12 Nov 2011 08:14:04 +0000 Chris 464 at http://www.foecardiff.co.uk Tell Euro MPs to put their best hoof forward http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/tell-euro-mps-put-their-best-hoof-forward <p><img width="313" height="200" alt="Black and white cow" src="/files/foecardiff/images/cow.jpg" />&nbsp;</p> <p><em>&copy; stock.xchng</em></p> <p>Thousands across Europe have joined us in calling for planet-friendly farming in Europe's farm policy reform. Because of this MEPs have accepted the need to:</p> <p><a href="http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/tell-euro-mps-put-their-best-hoof-forward">read more</a></p> http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/tell-euro-mps-put-their-best-hoof-forward#comments archive Food Europe European Union food nature Sun, 22 May 2011 06:16:20 +0000 Chris 409 at http://www.foecardiff.co.uk Reduce your ecological footprint http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/reduce-your-ecological-footprint <p><img width="339" height="500" src="/files/foecardiff/images/ecological_footprint.gif" alt="Green footprint" /></p> <p>Ecological footprints are a way of working out how much of an impact on the environment we make. How people live their lives affects the amount of resources they use and the levels of pollution that create.</p> <p>Here are some things you can do to reduce your footprint:</p> <p><a href="http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/reduce-your-ecological-footprint">read more</a></p> http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/reduce-your-ecological-footprint#comments Climate and Energy energy food Sat, 01 Jan 2011 00:00:00 +0000 Heather 69 at http://www.foecardiff.co.uk 700 people enjoy free curry in Feed cardiff event http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/700-people-enjoy-free-curry-feed-cardiff-event <p><img width="332" height="500" src="/files/foecardiff/images/IMGP9159.jpg" alt="Locals enjoy a free curry at Feed Cardiff" /></p> <p>Local people enjoy a free curry at the Feed Cardiff event. <em>Photo by Phil Martin</em></p> <p><a href="http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/700-people-enjoy-free-curry-feed-cardiff-event">read more</a></p> http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/700-people-enjoy-free-curry-feed-cardiff-event#comments archive Food food nature Tue, 12 Oct 2010 21:38:25 +0000 Heather 337 at http://www.foecardiff.co.uk Show your opposition to GM crops in Europe http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/show-your-opposition-gm-crops-europe <p><img width="142" height="163" src="/files/foecardiff/images/Stop-the-crop-logo_small.jpg" alt="Evil corn on the cob with a &quot;Stop the Crop&quot; logo" /></p> <p>In March the European Commission gave the go ahead to the first genetically modified crop to be grown in Europe since 1998. This decision has been condemned by Friends of the Earth Europe.</p> <p><a href="http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/show-your-opposition-gm-crops-europe">read more</a></p> http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/show-your-opposition-gm-crops-europe#comments archive Food Europe European Union food Tue, 05 Oct 2010 22:55:59 +0000 Chris 331 at http://www.foecardiff.co.uk