What is foodwatch?

We are fighting for your right to safe, healthy foods and to information about the things you eat. We keep a close eye on industry and politics – and to remain independent, we do not accept funding from the government or the food industry. As a non-profit campaigning organization we are funded by ten thousands of people. We operate at the national and European levels, and have offices in Germany, AustriaFrance and the Netherlands.

About us

Our campaigns

We need trade agreements that do not pose a threat to democracy. We need trade to strengthen consumer, environmental and social rights. CETA does not satisfy these criteria and must therefore be stopped immediately!

If multinational companies are able to sponsor an EU institution, were does that leave democracy and transparency? There needs to be clear and binding rules on Member States to not accept any sort of sponsorship from companies.

Highly toxic pesticides are prohibited for use in the EU due to their harmful effects on health and the environment. Nevertheless, European companies can legally produce, sell and export these hazardous substances to third countries.

Latest Updates

Slovenia took over the Council Presidency and decided to accept in-kind sponsorship. foodwatch has written a formal letter to the Slovenian Ambassador asking for clarification of how the presidency is going to ensure that potential conflicts.

Thousands of food products have been recalled due to contamination with the carcinogenic and banned pollutant ethylene oxide, especially in France. However foodwatch raised the alert that not all EU Member States were taking the action needed.

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