Food and Farming: Time to Choose!
Current food and farming policies do not deliver healthy food. Our soils, air and water are polluted by intensive agriculture. The Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) of the European Union is meant to support farmers and subsidise quality food production.
Most of the 40 billion Euro that the EU spends each year on the CAP, promotes the industrialisation of farming and environmental pollution. Most of the money is given to big farmers and agri-business: 70% of CAP subsidies go to only 20% of farmers. Exports, funded by CAP money, hurt developing countries by outcompeting local producers.
A report from Friends of the Earth Europe.