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Creating a #SustainableFoodSystem – The EU’s strategy

Creating a #SustainableFoodSystem – The EU’s strategy

| May 29, 2020

The EU’s food sustainability strategy aims to protect the environment and ensure healthy food for everyone, whilst ensuring farmers’ livelihoods. The food system, from production to consumption and waste, has a significant impact on the environment, health and food safety. With the Farm to Fork Strategy presented on 20 May 2020, the European Commission aims […]

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What should Europe’s Farm to Fork strategy learn from #COVID-19?

What should Europe’s Farm to Fork strategy learn from #COVID-19?

| April 24, 2020

In his recent discussions with MEPs regarding the European Union’s Farm to Fork strategy (F2F), Commission vice president Frans Timmermans insisted the F2F is weeks but “certainly not months” away. That strategy, originally meant for release in March, is meant to make Europe’s food supply healthier and more sustainable for both consumers and the planet. […]

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Global Report on Food Crises reveals scope of food crises as #COVID-19 poses new risks to vulnerable countries

Global Report on Food Crises reveals scope of food crises as #COVID-19 poses new risks to vulnerable countries

| April 22, 2020

On 21 April, an international alliance of UN, governmental, and nongovernmental agencies working to address the root causes of extreme hunger have released a new edition of their annual Global Report on Food Crises. The report by the Global Network Against Food Crises, along with key findings, statements by partners, and multimedia products unpacking its […]

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EU school scheme: €250 million for fruit, vegetables and milk for the school year 2020/2021

EU school scheme: €250 million for fruit, vegetables and milk for the school year 2020/2021

| March 31, 2020

Today (31 March), the Commission published the budget for the EU school scheme for the 2020/2021 school year: €145 million is allocated to the distribution of fruit and vegetables and €105 million for the distribution of milk and dairy products to schoolchildren. During the last school year (2018/2019), this EU scheme ensured that more than […]

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#Coronavirus border curbs disrupt EU food supplies: industry

#Coronavirus border curbs disrupt EU food supplies: industry

| March 20, 2020

Restrictions imposed by some European Union countries at their borders with other member states in response to the coronavirus outbreak are disrupting food supplies, representatives of the industry and farmers said on Thursday (19 March), writes Francesco Guarascio @fraguarascio. More than a dozen EU countries have tightened or even shut borders that are usually open […]

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Hi-tech cooperation between #China and #EU has huge potential

Hi-tech cooperation between #China and #EU has huge potential

| February 9, 2020

China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), sometimes referred to as the New Silk Road, is one of the most ambitious infrastructure projects ever conceived. Launched in 2013 by President Xi Jinping, the vast collection of development and investment initiatives would stretch from East Asia to Europe, significantly expanding China’s economic and political influence – writes […]

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Transforming the #GlobalFoodSystem one byte at a time

Transforming the #GlobalFoodSystem one byte at a time

| January 17, 2020

Few areas of our lives remain untouched by new, emerging technologies and growing levels of digitalization, writes Benjamin Addom, Team Leader, ICTs for Agriculture, Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Co-operation (CTA). The way we work, travel, interact and access public services have all been transformed by smart devices, machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI), […]

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