My Articles About Agriculture - Thomas Waitz

Open letter to Commissioner for Environment on illegal clear-cuts in Croatia

At the end of August I visited three forest areas in Croatia together with the Croatian NGO “Green Squad” and their spokesperson Vesna Grgić. We went to Crna Mlaka, Varoški lug and Bilogora, which are protected areas under Natura 2000 and the Ramsar Convention. The clear-cuts I saw there were shocking. Field visit to Croatian […]

Calf Transports from Austria

Every very year, thousands of calves in Austria are exported alive and under torturous conditions to other EU countries and third countries....

The new CAP in Trilogue

It’s been a week since the devastating vote on the CAP in the European Parliament. In case the European Commission does not...

After the crisis is before the crisis: …

The coronavirus pandemic crisis is laying bare the current global food system’s vulnerability, which is dominated by industrial agriculture. We may soon...

Save the bees — the European citizens’ …

The massive use of toxic chemicals in industrial farming is causing a vital link in the ecological chain to disappear at alarming...

Why the new CAP is a slap in the face …

On 2 April the future course of the new common agricultural policy for the European Union was set in the Committee on...

Authorisation of pesticides and gene …

The public register of studies commissioned by the food industry, proposed by the European Commission, is an excellent first step. But we...