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Creating a sustainable food system: The EU’s strategy

Creating a sustainable food system: The EU’s strategy

| June 3, 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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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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Preventing #FoodWaste and promoting #CircularEconomy – Commission adopts methodology to measure food waste across EU

Preventing #FoodWaste and promoting #CircularEconomy – Commission adopts methodology to measure food waste across EU

Each year around 20% of food produced in the EU is lost or wasted, causing unacceptable social, environmental and economic harm. The European commission has adopted a Delegated Act laying down a common food waste measurement methodology to support member states in quantifying food waste at each stage of the food supply chain.  The methodology will ensure […]

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Food Waste: 6th meeting of EU Platform to focus on the business case for #FoodWaste prevention

Food Waste: 6th meeting of EU Platform to focus on the business case for #FoodWaste prevention

Today (6 May), Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness Vice President Jyrki Katainen, currently in charge of Health and Food Safety, will open the 6th EU Platform on Food Losses and Food Waste, which will take stock of recent progress made in EU actions to fight food waste as one of the priority areas of the Circular Economy Action Plan of the Commission. […]

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Humanitarian aid: €37.5 million for #Afghanistan, #Pakistan and #Iran

Humanitarian aid: €37.5 million for #Afghanistan, #Pakistan and #Iran

| January 31, 2018 | 0 Comments

The European Commission has announced humanitarian assistance of €37.5 million to help people affected by conflict and natural disasters in Afghanistan, Iran and Pakistan. “The assistance we are announcing will reach those affected by the ongoing conflict in Afghanistan, both within the country and across the region, many of whom face of extremely dire conditions. […]

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EU needs comprehensive food policy – current framework does not lead to sustainable food systems, warns #EESC

EU needs comprehensive food policy – current framework does not lead to sustainable food systems, warns #EESC

| December 8, 2017 | 0 Comments

The current EU framework does not suffice for a transition to more sustainable food systems. A comprehensive food policy is urgently needed in order to improve coherence across food-related policy areas, restore the value of food and ensure the effective implementation of the UN Sustainable Development Goals, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) said […]

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