The farming system of the European Union is broken. Intensive agriculture is driving nature loss, exacerbating climate change, harming our health, depleting natural resources and polluting land, water and air. To make it worse, this style of agriculture is funded by taxpayers’ money through the EU’s Common Agricultural Policy, the CAP.
The way we farm in Europe must change.
All over Europe there are inspirational stories of farmers who choose to move away from damaging agricultural practices. When people farm with nature, rather than against it, we see life return to the countryside, improvements in human health and food quality, and a resilience in our farmland that will last long into the future.
We need farming subsidies to stop funding intensive, destructive agriculture and to instead support farmers to produce healthy food while taking good care of the environment and climate.