Glyphosate renewal gridlock
November 9, 2017November 9, 2017
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Glyphosate renewal gridlock

Malta votes against renewal of harmful weed killer Reacting to the failure of the European Commission and EU Member States to agree on the renewal of the herbicide glyphosate, Martin Galea De Giovanni, Director of Friends of the Earth Malta said that “this is yet another positive development following years of campaigning since tests carried...

What’s in season – November
October 31, 2017November 9, 2017
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What’s in season – November

Every month we feature a fruit or vegetable that is in season, along with a fun fact or recipe idea. What vegetable is more emblematic of this period of the year than the mighty pumpkin? The clocks turning back last weekend and Halloween decorations all around herald the start of the darker period of the...

Friends of the Earth Malta launch the Agro Katina Report
October 12, 2017October 12, 2017
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Friends of the Earth Malta launch the Agro Katina Report

Report on the local vegetable and fruit supply chain in Malta Friends of the Earth Malta today launched its Agro Katina report and shopping guide for customers through a round table event which brought together NGOs, academics, farmers and hospitality stakeholders to discuss the findings and recommendations. The report is the product of FoE Malta’s...

What’s in season – October
September 29, 2017October 31, 2017
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What’s in season – October

October 2017 Every month we feature a fruit or vegetable that is in season, along with a fun fact or recipe idea. Later this month we will launch our Agro Katina pocket guide: a handy booklet showing when veggies and fruit are in season in Malta, folded small so you can carry it in your...

From Apricots to Zucchini – Roundtable
September 29, 2017October 3, 2017
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From Apricots to Zucchini – Roundtable

Venue: Vincent’s Eco Farm Date:  Thursday 12th October Time: 10:00am Friends of the Earth Malta strongly believes in shorter supply chains, as these have a positive impact on local farmers, strengthen local economies and small business, and bring the public closer to their food sources. To get a better insight in the local fruit and...

Catering for our Bees
September 6, 2017September 6, 2017
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Catering for our Bees

The only new ‘hotels’ we’d love to build The prolonged period of reduced rainfall which struck Malta in 2016 had an adverse effect not only on agriculture and produce harvest that year, but also on our most reliant pollinators, the bees. Honey bee keepers throughout the Islands had hives dying off, with some loosing as...