A coalition of groups, including Friends of the Earth and London Mining Network, has united to call for European governments, and the EU as a whole, to reduce Europe’s land footprint – the amount of land we use each year for food, textiles, wood, biofuels etc. Research has shown that the EU is effectively ‘importing’ 1,212,050 square kilometres of agricultural land to meet its demand for food, textiles and biofuels, and even more land is used to produce forest products like paper, and for mining minerals and fossil fuels. This massive import of land is happening at the same time as land is under increasing pressure around the world, with land grabbing taking land away from local people.