Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) approved the final version of the reform of the General Food Law (GFL) on 17 April 2019 with 603 votes in favour, 17 against and 27 abstentions. The reform will take effect in 2021, and will mean that the public and independent scientists will have access to safety studies provided by industry. Together, we sent thousands of tweets and 42873 emails to MEPs, to ensure the reform was in the interest of people and not industry. Please take a look at other campaigns that could be of interest to you here: www.wemove.eu
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Our WeMove community has been campaigning for years to increase transparency in our food system. This vote in the European Parliament's Environment Committee is one more step to changing the status quo on how potentially-dangerous chemicals are approved in the EU. Together, we are all part of that change.
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Email your MEPs: Vote for transparency in our food!
Write to your MEPs to urge them to vote for transparency in our food system! Ask them for strong rules to end the secrecy around industry studies.
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Do you know anyone who would feel strongly about transparency in our food system? Send them an email asking them to contact their representatives in the European Parliament!
Stopping secrecy on pesticides
I just wrote to my representatives in the European Parliament, calling for them to vote on a strong new transparency law. Will you join me? It’s very simple and will take less than a minute. If enough of us take action, we'll be able to make sure that the European Parliament votes for transparency in our food system!
The European Parliament's Environment Committee is about to vote on new legislation to increase transparency in our food system. But industry players have been lobbying our MEPs hard to derail the proposal. They want to keep full control over their secret scientific studies, and to delay their publication until the EU evaluation is done!
Will you join me in showing our MEPs that citizens are watching this vote closely? We need to show MEPs that if they vote for industry and against citizens, we will not forget when it’s time for us to vote in next year’s elections.