Our commitment

Our commitment

BEWOSST planzen! How can we keep Nature natural?

The background

In recent years, scientists have produced evidence to show the negative impact of pesticides on our environment: air, water, soil, loss of biodiversity, the huge mortality rate of bees, and this is not to mention fears for human health and human beings from residues in our food, our drinking water, etc.

Disagreements over the use of synthetic chemicals regularly hit the headlines; there are debates about glyphosate*, neonicotinoid...

Bewosst bezuelen! Who is still fair trading today?

The background

In many countries throughout the world, but mostly those in southern or tropical regions, people still live in shocking conditions: no access to drinking water, farming methods that fail to produce enough food to feed the populations adequately, no access to the most basic healthcare and no access to either education or a social protection system… The inequalities between us who live in the wealthiest countries and those in the poorest ones are colossal....

BEWOSST liewen ! Can you trust what's on the label?

The background

Worsening mortality rates for bees and deterioration in the quality of water, partially brought about by overuse of pesticides, as well as the decline in biodiversity are causes for alarm. Food scandals, damage to the environment from chemicals as well as undesirable substances in cosmetics show that there are limits to the industrial and agricultural sectors the world over.

Organic farming is a system of agricultural methods which fully...

BEWOSST ZILLEN! What do our animals go through?

The background

To remind ourselves of the many instances where farmed animals have been badly treated let’s start by looking back over what has taken place in recent years. These situations, greatly exacerbated by the high concentration of animals on industrial farms, are of concern to us all…

In the 1990s, meat and bone meal was added to ruminant feed which created the link between bovine and human disease and resulted in the “mad cow” scandal....

Bewosst apaken – How can I avoid using plastic?

The background

We can see from the news how using plastic is absolutely disastrous – it pollutes our planet and ends up in our oceans. Plastic waste is blown by winds or carried in rivers or falls from ships and boats and so on. Micro-organisms are no longer able to break down these new plastic materials which are toxic for human health and which kill flora and fauna.

We ought to be up in arms that we have created a 7 th continent: an immense...

BEWOSST fëschen! What will tomorrow's seas look like?

The background

According to the 2016 bi-annual report “The Situation of World Fisheries and Aquaculture” published by the FAO(1) (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations), “world per capita apparent fish consumption increased from an average of 9.9 kg in the 1960s to 14.4 kg in the 1990s and 19.7 kg in 2013, with preliminary estimates for 2014 and 2015 pointing towards further growth beyond 20 kg”. This means that global fish consumption has...

BEWOSST drénken ! Wat stécht alles dran ?

Background

There has been much recent criticism of beverages such as fruit juices, lemonades and fizzy drinks, in particular because of their excessive sugar content. Our health can be seriously affected if we overindulge. Consumers are therefore increasingly keen to find alternative, “free from” products. In the beverage sector, this has led to a growth in “healthier” products containing less sugar or additives than the many different soft drinks that to date have been...