Protect local farmers: stop EU-MERCOSUR trade deal!

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Given the well documented high level of deforestation of the Amazon and human rights violations, we call on all European leaders to stop the EU-Mercosur trade agreement.

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Why is this important?

Millions of farmers have taken to the streets all over Europe. Tractors are filling up the roads, demanding urgent solutions for a sector in crisis. [1] The European farming model has been unsustainable for a long time. Now, more than ever, we need to speak up for policies that help transition to sustainable agriculture, taking care of our planet and ensuring decent lives for those working in agriculture.

The free trade agreement known as EU-Mercosur spells trouble and puts European farmers at risk! [2] Imagine this: cheap beef flooding our markets, but at what cost? Local farmers going out of business and the destruction of forests in the Amazon. 

Sign now to stop this harmful treaty. 

*This petition was updated in February 2024 due to protests from farmers across Europe

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References:

[1] https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-68249099 and 
“As social justice and environmental activists [...] we hear the frustrations of farmers who grapple with low incomes, a lack of future prospects, and the consequences of decades of unsustainable policies. We share their fight for a fairer agriculture system and their call to end the EU-Mercosur free-trade deal.” https://www.euronews.com/green/2024/02/02/this-is-why-green-activists-joined-farmers-protests-for-fairer-eu-farming-policies 


[2] The EU-Mercosur deal is a trade agreement between the European Union and Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay – collectively known as the Mercosur countries. Read more here: https://viacampesina.org/en/eu-mercosur-fta-a-political-agreement-at-the-expense-of-farmers/

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