My Articles About Agriculture - Thomas Waitz

Revealed: Suffering on Pig-Farms

In 2021, 141 million pigs were kept on farms in the EU. A large proportion of them live at least part of their lives in cages. This concerns breeding sows in particular. “Compassion in World Farming” visited 16 pig farms from four European countries between February and May 2022 and uncovered immeasurable animal suffering. The […]

New GMOs and “Independent” …

In 2018 the European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled that new gene-edited organisms (GMOs) are covered by the EU’s GMO laws and...

Forest-Expeditions: Europe’s …

Field visits in Spain and the Baltic States show: Europe's forests are threatened by forest fires, clear-cutting and the climate crisis.

Food belongs on the table, not in …

The agro-industrial lobby wants to use the Russian attack on Ukraine to undermine the Green Deal under the guise of “supply shortages”,...

Better Rules for the Protection of …

EPP prevents maximum transport time of 8 hours. Greens/EFA demand ambitious proposal from the Commission. What happened until now? Regulation 1/2005, which...

New GMOs: Let’s tell the European …

The European Commission wants to change EU GMO law to exclude some new GMOs from the EU’s GMO regulations. A consultation process...
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Open letter to Commissioner for Environment …

At the end of August I visited three forest areas in Croatia together with the Croatian NGO “Green Squad” and their spokesperson...