EFSA has developed a new food safety management approach that makes it simpler for small retailers to donate food.
As the EU aims to head towards a sustainable, low-carbon future, experts in bio-based industries at the forefront of this transition are turning food waste and waste-water sludge into bioplastics and converting decommissioned factories into new biorefineries by working with local populations.
Finicky eating habits and wasteful processes have led to a system that discards millions of tonnes of food each year, but new approaches are salvaging the scraps we never see to make products that people will want to eat.
Parliament approved on Thursday its negotiating mandate for a new EU law to do away with unfair trading in the food supply chain.
Questions will include:
– What role for EU institutions in managing the regulatory environment?
– How can food quality and consumers benefit from advanced breeding techniques? Will they address societal nutrition demands?
– Can innovation also help resolve environmental and international development challenges?
– Can intelligent robots help change the economic model of farming so it becomes feasible to be a small producer again?
By Commissioner Hogan.