New ECI launched: Protect our rural heritage
This European Citizens Initiative asks the EU to modernise its rural commitments to take into consideration the need for greater food security, supply of agricultural materials and protection for the rural way of life – its people, their values and livelihoods.
The Role of Animal-Source Foods in Healthy and Environmentally Sustainable Diets
Scientific and political debates around the role of Animal-Source Foods in healthy and environmentally sustainable diets are often diverging.
Working together for more balanced views on European Livestock
European Livestock Voice and Somos Ganaderia invite you to join them at their event in Zaragoza on 29 March.
The Dublin Declaration
The Call From The Scientific Community For an Evidence-Based Debate on Meat
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Scientists argue high-yield livestock farming wrongly blamed for increased risk of pandemics
It is not indoor livestock farming, or the so-called "intensive" farming, that increases the risk of pandemics —...Read more >
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Is lab-grown meat better for the environment?
Consumption of "meat substitutes" is a matter of personal choice, but the consumer must be well-informed about the...Read more >
Follow-up: Working together for more balanced views on European Livestock
https://youtu.be/ZaFxwNoNyY4 Presentations from our event in Zaragoza can be accessed here:Tassos Haniotis: Food...Read more >
Farmers’ solutions: What is a RENURE project?
The 9 Paradoxes of the EU Farm to Fork Strategy
Carbon Farming – How does it work in practice? A concrete example from Belgium
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
It is a fact, The livestock sector is today at the epicentre of public debates in Europe and beyond. With these debates come many myths and stereotypes, and they portray a picture that is in stark contrast with the reality experienced by farmers and professionals on ground. This situation is dangerous as the EU livestock farming model will face tremendous challenges to ensure economic viability, generational renewal and adaptation to societal and environmental demands.
The EU livestock farming model, based on diversified, local and family farm structures, is the backbone of EU’s rural areas. It supports a great number of jobs and industries, it contributes to a circular and bio-economy, while also ensuring a steady and affordable supply of nutritious foods, needed for a balanced diet. While the sector is both fully aware of and acting on many challenges, the removal of livestock farming from Europe – a “Livestock Exit” – would have severe consequences. European Livestock Voice aims to bring forward the facts from the “boots on the ground” side of the story and offer some balance to the debate on the future of livestock. We won’t tell you what to think or to do but it is essential that you get the two sides of the story, because when you make a choice, you also choose all its consequences! #MeattheFacts