By Christopher Sands

Head of Communications

"Sag mir, wo die Blumen sind" 
I was daydreaming last week when the European Commission launched their Public Consultation on our Common Agricultural Policy, the so-called CAP. An old song popped into my head out of left field. As a boy, in the sixties, my French father took me to Copenhagen’s fabulous Tivoli Gardens to see the inimitable Marlene Dietrich.
All of a sudden, like it was yesterday, I remembered her singing "Sag mir, wo die Blumen sind” or, in English, “Where have all the flowers gone?” 

And I thought, wow, yes, where have they gone, and the bees, and the abundant farmland birds who sang to my youth almost as eloquently as Dietrich. I grew up during the miracle of post-war re-construction and our re-building ourselves as Europeans and a European community inspired by ideals, much like Dietrich was inspired to cover that great Pete Seeger song. 
U Are What You Eat 
By Ariel Brunner
With reform of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) on our plates, our Head of Policy explains how our current food and farming system is failing people and destroying nature. 
The Burning Issue - Full Trailer Compilation

BirdLife's first documentary film premieres this month!

 'The Burning Issue' 


The Vanishing: Europe's Farmland Birds 
By Iván Ramírez
Indigenous Landscapes: Ancient Production in Modern Turkey 
By Doğa Derneğie
Bird-friendly Beef: Tales From the Southern Cone
 By Nicolas Marchand
One Million People 4 Soil
By Tiziano Cattaneo & Gui Xi Young
"Time to act: The EU agricultural policy must respect the environment!"
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