Plastic Sea on World Ocean Day - Malta

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Keep the 8th June free... a full day of activities at the Malta National Aquarium marking the World Ocean Day followed by the screening of documentary "A Plastic Ocean " at 19.00. Not to be missed!! 

March Against Bayer / Monsanto - Malta‎ 2017


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An event that concerns us all...

How much more human lives can we sacrifice?

Over the past year we have seen several articles in the local media regarding the use of pesticides and the residues being detected that exceed the MAXIMUM RESIDUE LEVELS (MRL). These test are far too little and inefficient due to the fact that by the time these test are received all produce would have been consumed and excreted inflicting long term damages on our bodies!

We thus feel that for this year’s March Against Monsanto we should tackle this VERY URGENT issue.

Unlike what some people think, the availability of food and water devoid of harming chemical is a RIGHT and not a privilege! Unfortunately in Malta a small number of farmers think that they can do otherwise and present and sell food that is laced with TOXIC chemical to the detriment of the consumer!

This year’s March Against Monsanto is to ask the Maltese authorities to take all the necessary actions against these CRIMINALS and not simply suspend them from trading their produce at the Ta’Qali Pitkali or the Ta’Qali Farmers Market. These farmers are not being stopped from selling their produce at other outlets or directly to consumers!

The government HAS to invest in local laboratories that can give a definite and legally binding chemical test result that will have legal weight in a matter of hours and thus avoid that such produce be consumed by the unaware consumer. We need political responsibility on this matter. The health sector is already gobbling up 1/3 of our national budget! How much more human lives can we sacrifice?


NB: Green Drinks Malta will also be there. Join us on Saturday, 20th May at 10:00 in Valletta to walk together and deliver the message home
https://www.facebook.com/events/1017295468401990/

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Pesticide Action Week 2017

Green Drinks Malta would like to thank all those who collaborated this year to bring to attention the use / abuse of pesticides and their repercussions on health and the environment.

Special thanks go to Gloria, Kristen and Pawlu of Vincent's Eco Farm, Christine Garzia of The Vegetarian Society of Malta, Natalie and Aldo from CORE GREEN: organic + fairtrade, and Teresa, Gia, Jo'Anna and Cristina from Thermomix Malta.

Looking forward to more entities and organisations joining us in 2018 for more awareness raising events.

Health First.  


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Pesticide Action Week 2017

Green Drinks Malta is looking forward to organise events to celebrate health!

Those of you who wish to do an action or an event to participate in this, get in contact asap by emailing info@greendrinksmalta.org

Pesticide Action Week 2017 - This annual and international event aims to promote alternatives to pesticides to improve the environment and health.

Join us! Schedule of Acitvities:
Organic Chocolate Tasting in Organic Farm by Vincent's Eco-Farm & CORE GREEN:Organic & Fairtrade - Saturday 18th March:https://www.facebook.com/events/435953140073540/

Veggie Walk & PicnicThe Vegetarian Society of Malta & Green Drinks Malta - Saturday 25th of March - https://www.facebook.com/events/788744344613276/

Organic Fruit & Nuts + bring your own container - Organised by CORE GREEN: organic + fairtade on Saturday 1st April: https://www.facebook.com/events/1038805192920264/

Veggie Cooking Class - Organic ingredients, gluten-free and dairy-free - Organised by Thermomix Malta and supported by CORE GREEN: organic + fairtrade on Saturday 8th of April: https://www.facebook.com/events/365204057206396/



March Against Monsanto 2016

It's time to march again.

Join us on Saturday, 21st May 2016 in Valletta at 10:00 am. 

March Against Monsanto is a global call to action aimed at informing the public, calling into question long-term health risks of  Genetically Modified Foods (GMO) and the chemicals used such as Glyphosate, Malta should vote NO for Glyphosate.
The European Parliament voted last month to stop the EU approve "probably carcinogenic" glyphosate for most uses. Glyphosate weedkillers like Roundup should be completely banned, but the European Commission still seems determined to put Monsanto's interests before public health concerns.

In March, the Netherlands joined France, Sweden, and Italy to oppose a new 15-year licence for glyphosate. Undeterred, the European Commission has tweaked the glyphosate license proposal a little to win over the Netherlands. We need to come together now to make sure the government stands up to the agrochemical lobby and the Commission.

Concerns about the harm of the world's most popular weedkiller are reaching a breaking point. Which means that the vote will be a close one, and "swing vote".   
Tell the Maltese government to use its decisive vote to keep glyphosate out of Europe.

Last month, MEPs backed a ban of glyphosate not only for hobby gardeners and in green spaces like parks and playgrounds, but also in agriculture, where crop diversification and mechanical means are sufficient for the necessary weed control. They also called for strict limits on pre-harvest applications - -- proof that lawmakers are coming to understand the dangers of Monsanto’s favorite pesticide. 

Yet, the Commission is ploughing ahead regardless – while experts say we need an outright ban in order to protect against contamination of our food, water, and soil.
Locally, a group of concerned citizens and a number of NGOs have come together to form the Clean Food Movement (CFM).
The movement, though still very young, has already held a number of activities to fulfill its mission.  The movement’s mission is to disseminate information and educate consumers and stakeholders on food issues.
The movement’s principles are based on three very simple terms:  Clean, Healthy, Care.
The movement will lobby for:
•    Food that meets high quality and safety standards devoid of chemicals, clean from additives, least processed and does not harm human health
•    Food production and consumption that treat animals humanely
•    Food production and consumption that protects the environment
•    Food with accessible prices for consumers and fair conditions and pay for producers
Food production over the years has become dominated by a few multinational players that control the supply chain, from seed to fork!  Such dependence and dominance by these players is affecting our right to food that is clean and healthy.  We demand food that is free from patent rights!.

Industrialised food has shifted the value of food from the farmer to the industrialist.  Today, it is a fact that for every 100 cents we spend on food, it is only 15 cents that are reaching the real producer of the food, which is the farmer.

The movement will also do whatever is within its power to lobby against the further spread of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO).  Besides the potential health effects, GMOs are not ethical.  What was promised to solve the world food hunger has resulted in more widespread famine as fewer companies got hold of the food supplies, even the basic right to seeds.  Farmers that are trapped into the GMO scam will lose their rights to harvesting seeds for their next crop and will have no option but to pay the patent rights on the common good.

We will not stand for cronyism. We will not stand for poison. That’s why we March Against Monsanto