NEW Good Food March: - MEPs statements - ambiance

Type: News   Reference: 87263   Duration: 00:04:50  Lieu: Brussels, Belgium - European Parliament
End production: 19/09/2012   First transmission: 19/09/2012
Hundreds of people gathered today in Brussels to call for radical changes to food and farming policy in Europe. Farmers, citizens, and young people from more than 20 European countries took part in the final day of the Good Food March and brought their demands for the future of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) directly to those responsible for its reform. The CAP is currently being debated by decision-makers in Brussels, including, for the first time, the European Parliament. For some the event marked the end of a long journey as they had been traveling for weeks to Brussels from Austria, Germany, France, the Netherlands, and other parts of the EU by bike or tractor. Among other things, the Good Food March is calling for fairer and greener farming, an end to food speculation, support for sustainable family farms – especially organic farming, fair prices for farmers, a grassroots based rural development policy, and increased cultivation of local protein crops – rather than importing soy to feed Europe's farm animals.

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TIME DESCRIPTION DURATION
00:00:00 Title 00:00:05
00:00:05 Exterior view of the EP , Brussels 00:00:05
00:00:10 Ambiance, views during the meeting 00:00:03
00:00:13 SOUNDBITE (French), Isabelle DURANT , EP, Vice President (Greens, BE) : "I welcome those present here, those whom walked 1.000 km, or come by bike. Bravo and thanks for being here. It is very important for us the EU Parliamentarians to know that you are here, not only today, but also, in your regions, tomorrow and all days acting near your parliamentarians, your agriculture ministers, - because the decision is depending not only of the EP, but also of your ministers". 00:00:28
00:00:41 Cutaways atmosphere (5 shots) 00:00:26
00:01:07 SOUNDBITE (French) José BOVÉ José (Greens, FR) "I think that here we are defending today a CAP which will allow at the same time for the farmers to actually leave of their work , to have an agriculture which will not destroy the environment, an agriculture with a lot of different products for the European consumers. It is a challenge project, to change the rules which if they are continuing like today will put 7 millions farmers out of their farms within the next 10 years. It is unacceptable!" 00:00:23
00:01:30 Ambiance shots (19 shots) 00:01:38
00:03:08 SOUNDBITE (English) Paulo DE CASTRO (S&D, PT) "We are in the hedge of the reform of the CAP , so we need to open our window and to listen all the proposals . Good food march is welcomed in Brussels and say that what we need is to have a good policy for good food. and this is an important responsibility of the parliament because we are in the co-decision area and the parliament now has the right to take a decision on the CAP". 00:00:26
00:03:34 Paulo DE CASTRO speaking with demonstrators (4 shots) 00:00:14
00:03:48 SOUNDBITE (English) Paulo DE CASTRO (S&D, PT) Here is the Parliament, and this is your voice. Now the Parliament has the right to take part in the decision of the CAP . Thanks to the Lisbon Treaty you can find in the parliament people whom can defend of your ideas and your proposals". 00:00:16
00:04:04 Cutaway 00:00:06
00:04:10 SOUNDBITE (French) José BOVÉ José (Greens, FR) You walked may be a thousand km to be here today, to say that you are not pleased with the CAP as it is. You have doubt on the announced reform. You're right to have doubts; you're right because today what is on the table will not allow changing the situation" 00:00:30
00:04:40 Cutaways - meeting atmosphere (2 shots) 00:00:10
00:04:50 END 00:00:00
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