Moving away from pesticide dependency: We need peasant seed systems and agroecology, not new GMOs
webinar, October 5, find link below to register
European Coordination Via Campesina (ECVC), Friends of the Earth Europe (FoEE) and Slow Food would like to invite you to the First internal online event of European Network for Agroecological Food Systems (ENAF)
The Horizon 2020 Project, Agroecology for Europe (AE4EU) launched ENAF: the European Network for Agroecological Food Systems in January 2023, along with more than 40 esteemed colleagues and fellow associations in order to create a ‘network of networks’ to support agroecological transformations of European food systems.
This online event will be the very first internal event of the ENAF. The main aim of this internal online event is to create an opportunity to exchange for ENAF members and a space to strengthen members’ collaboration within the Network. Secondly, this online event will offer an opportunity to discuss policies currently at the forefront on the EU political agenda (but with implications well beyond the borders of the EU) which will enormously impact food systems and farmers: pesticides, potential deregulation of new GMOs and seed marketing reform.
· Welcome and introduction
· Pesticide reduction targets in the EU: state of play – Clara Bourgin, Campaigner on Food, Agriculture and Nature at Friends of the Earth Europe
· New GMOs: a fake solution for reducing pesticide use, and a threat to truly sustainable farming practices – Madeleine Coste, Food Policy Officer at Slow Food Europe
· Peasant seed systems and peasant agroecology: a proven and effective solution to reduce pesticide use – Alessandra Turco, member of ECVC Coordinating Committee
Date: 5th October 10:00-12:00