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Largest-ever European food sovereignty gathering kicks off in Romania

Cluj-Napoca, October 25th – the largest-ever European meeting on food sovereignty starts today, as over 600 people from over 40 countries gather to discuss how to reclaim our ever-more corporate-controlled food and farming system. The second European Nyéléni Forum for Food Sovereignty runs from October 26-30, and brings together farmers, fisherfolk, pastoralists, gardeners, food and agricultural workers, researchers, activists and many more.

While corporate-controlled agriculture means destructive monocultures, the Nyéléni Europe Forum represents a hugely diverse, positive alternative: people from all walks of life pushing for food sovereignty.

The forum features a “peasants’ market”, film screenings, and site visits to local peasants demonstrating sustainable local farming methods and environmental justice struggles including the highly controversial proposed gold mine at Roșia Montană.

Themes discussed at the forum include models of food production and consumption, food distribution, the right to natural resources and the commons, and how to improve work and social conditions in food and agricultural systems.

Spokespeople from a variety of professions and backgrounds are available for interview in person or on the phone in English, Romanian, French, German, Turkish, Spanish, Dutch etc. List of spokespeople

For personal or phone interviews please contact Nyéléni Europe press team at communication@nyelenieurope.net or phone: 0040 749 490 996

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A full agenda and map is available here: http://nyelenieurope.net/index.php/program