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Friends of the Earth Malta launch the Agro Katina Report
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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
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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
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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...

Bittersweet Chocolate:
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Bittersweet Chocolate:

The Truth Behind the International Chocolate Industry The production and sale of food and drinks generates billions of Euros worldwide. Corporations that produce on a large scale, and lately retailers, control the market and receive the biggest share of the revenues. However, when it comes down to taking responsibility for the working and environmental conditions along the supply...

Palm Oil: Environmental destruction, stolen land
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Palm Oil: Environmental destruction, stolen land

How we’re destroying the environment and human rights , one snack at a time. A delegation from the Supplychainge project consortium went to Indonesia during the summer of 2016 in order to investigate the palm oil supply chain. The result is a report that offers a summary of background information about palm oil and its problematic. The...

Everything you need to know about the SUPPLY CHA!NGE project
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Everything you need to know about the SUPPLY CHA!NGE project

In January 2015 we joined 28 civil society organizations from across Europe as well as partners from the Global South to challenge super markets to stock fair and sustainable ‘own brand’ products.  The Supply Cha!nge project has seen us engage with retail professionals, EU policy makers and consumers alike with the mission to identify and...

Untangling the Bayer-Monsanto merger web
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Untangling the Bayer-Monsanto merger web

The food system is coming under increasing corporate control, and Europe’s industrial model of farming and food consumption is destroying people and the planet. The potential Bayer-Monsanto deal is one in a series of mergers in the agriculture-chemicals sector, with a Dow Chemical-DuPont deal and a Syngenta-ChemChina merger already approved by the European Commission. The...

The battle to feed the world: David versus Goliath
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The battle to feed the world: David versus Goliath

Monday the 17th April marks the International Day of Peasant Struggles. These ‘peasants’, or paysan in French, are the millions of small farmers who currently produce the majority of the world’s food. They are the David struggling against the agribusiness Goliath – the large corporations consolidating control over global food production. There is little in...