- Published on Monday, 14 December 2009 17:25
Media invitation: 15th December
La Via Campesina and Friends of the Earth International are organizing a series of events in Copenhagen to mark the Global Day on Agriculture. The events draw attention to the link between agriculture and climate change, and show a clear demand for climate justice and food sovereignty.
9:00am : "Farmer's call to the head of states: change the food system!"
Press conference at the Bella Center, Asger Jorn room, Hall H Farmers' leaders from Asia, Africa, Europe and America will present their call to the head of states to change the agricultural model of production in order to solve the climate crisis.
Farmers are already being affected by the current climate crisis and radically reject the market mechanisms currently discussed at the UNFCCC (such as agrofuels, biochar, no till agriculture and climate-ready GMOs). They ask for a global transition towards sustainable family farming and local food production.
- Published on Monday, 14 December 2009 10:10
La Via Campesina Action in front of Danish Meat Council buiding, Copenhagen 13 December 09 to denounce this model of intensive industrial production- from the soya and its transportation to the export of the meat Interventions of Danish Farmer Ole Davidson from Frie Boender, Marie Smekens La Via Campesina Belgium, Dayana Mezzonato MST Brazil, Alberto Zoratti Fair Italy "These pigs are mainly fed by GMO soya grown industrially in deforested land in South America from which the true owners have been expelled. Huge amounts of fuel are used for the transportation of soya and pork exportation. the agricultural practice connected with the pig industry turns the soil of Denmark into carbon dioxine and dead dust."
- Published on Monday, 14 December 2009 02:16
- Published on Saturday, 12 December 2009 12:57
INVITATION to an ACTION and a STREET PRESS CONFERENCE
At 12 pm, Axeltorv/Vesterbrogade, Copenhagen
(Copenhagen, 12 December 2009) La Via Campesina will highlight the huge impact of industrial agriculture on the climate as well as on people's lives and lands all over the world at the Axelborg building in Copenhagen on the 13th of December. The Axelborg building at the crossroads between Axeltorv/Vesterbrogade in Copenhagen represents much of what is wrong with the world's food and agricultural system.
Axelborg is the headquarters of the Danish Agriculture and Food Council which includes the Danish Meat Council who represent Danish Crown and Tican the big players in industrialized meat production in Denmark.