Friends of the Earth Cardiff - Food http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/taxonomy/term/4/all en Our food causes climate change http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/our-food-causes-climate-change <p><img src="/files/foecardiff/images/burger.png" alt="Cheese burger" width="500" height="313" /></p> <p>Food is the biggest single cause of climate change.</p> <p>Meat production creates more emissions than all the cars, planes, trains, and ships in the world put together.</p> <p>To fix this we need to change what we eat.</p> <p><a href="http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/our-food-causes-climate-change">read more</a></p> http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/our-food-causes-climate-change#comments Climate and Energy Food Thu, 09 Jun 2016 14:28:17 +0000 Chris 620 at http://www.foecardiff.co.uk Sign up for Meat Free May http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/sign-meat-free-may <p><img src="/files/foecardiff/images/Meat_Free_May_logo.png" alt="Meat Free May logo" width="313" height="200" /></p> <p>We&rsquo;re creatures of habit. This is why we tend to eat the same meals, week after week.</p> <p>If you are a meat eater, try changing your menu during May. Join thousands of other people who don't eat meat and fish. Instead discover some mouth-watering meals made with vegetables.</p> <p>Meat Free meals are tasty and easy to prepare. Eating less meat is good for your health and for the environment.</p> <p><a href="http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/sign-meat-free-may">read more</a></p> http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/sign-meat-free-may#comments Food Meat Free May Mon, 18 Apr 2016 11:06:39 +0000 Chris 614 at http://www.foecardiff.co.uk 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 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;Piña 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 The People’s Supermarket http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/people-s-supermarket <p><img src="/files/foecardiff/images/The-Peoples-Supermarket-London-Holborn-logo-header.png" alt="The People&#039;s Supermarket" width="100" height="132" /></p> <p><a href="http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/people-s-supermarket">read more</a></p> http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/people-s-supermarket#comments archive Food Sun, 08 May 2011 17:43:13 +0000 Chris 388 at http://www.foecardiff.co.uk Detective Pig exposes soy greenwash http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/detective-pig-exposes-soy-greenwash <p><img width="200" height="125" alt="Detective Pig on a farm with bag of soy and barrels of toxic chemicals" src="/files/foecardiff/images/Detective_Pig.jpeg" /></p> <p>Detective Pig investigates soy production in South America and finds out the truth behind a new label for 'responsible' soy. These 'responsible' producers cut down the rainforest to grow soy beans using GM seeds, and toxic herbicides. They are then shipped to Europe to be fed to animals in factory farms.</p> <p><a href="http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/detective-pig-exposes-soy-greenwash">read more</a></p> http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/detective-pig-exposes-soy-greenwash#comments archive Food Wed, 20 Apr 2011 09:28:22 +0000 Chris 379 at http://www.foecardiff.co.uk The deadly impacts of soya production http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/deadly-impacts-soya-production <p><img width="313" height="200" src="/files/foecardiff/images/silvino_talavera.jpg" alt="Silvino Talavera" /></p> <p>Intensive livestock production in the UK and Europe relies on the import of large quantities of high protein animal feed. This feed is mostly made from soya, which is now being grown on a massive scale in South America. This expansion of soya production results in rainforest destruction in Brazil and and many communities losing their land.</p> <p><a href="http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/deadly-impacts-soya-production">read more</a></p> http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/deadly-impacts-soya-production#comments archive Food South America Mon, 11 Apr 2011 21:28:02 +0000 Chris 377 at http://www.foecardiff.co.uk