Finland, as holder of the Presidency of the Council of the EU, held a high-level meeting with the Commission this autumn during which the member states were able to share their views on sustainable food policy and support the Commission in the preparations. Food policy is closely linked to the Green Deal programme of the newly inaugurated Commission. Why is the EU now pursuing a common direction in food policy and what does a sustainable European food policy aim to achieve?
Few countries are in a better position to benefit from the blue bioeconomy than Iceland. For much of its modern history, the North Atlantic nation’s economy relied on the sea. Fish and fish products still make up about 40% of Iceland’s commodity exports.
In the current context of broad and lively discussions, Farm Europe is pleased to invite you to the 4th edition of the Global Food Forum, on the 2nd and 3rd of December 2019 at the premises of the European Parliament in Brussels, at the heart of the EU policy-making process. The Global Food Forum gathers each year EU policy makers, prominent figures from the European institutions, national Ministries, key representatives of agriculture and agri-food stakeholders from different Member States and as well media and representatives from the Civil Society.
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It is high time to pass from words to deeds. The upcoming COP25, the new European Commission, the EU member states, and the governments of all African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries can no longer turn a blind eye to the urgent need to immediately put into practice concrete and decisive common actions to tackle climate change, and to fairly combine development with sustainability.
Hosted by MEP Elsi Katainen & Whole Grain Initiative, the high-level meeting will consist of an interactive panel discussion moderated by Sue Saville, a highly-experienced journalist specialised in health and well-being. A networking reception will follow the moderated discussion.
FAO Director-General Qu Dongyu said today raising awareness, greater innovation – including digital technologies – and investment were needed to reduce food waste and eliminate global hunger. The Director-General gave the keynote speech to the Vatican’s Conference on Food Loss and Waste Reduction hosted by the Pontifical Academy of Sciences in Rome. Pope Francis has described food waste as scandalous and called for urgent economic and social initiatives to end hunger.
The World Health Organization (WHO) is committed to driving public health impact in every country ensuring healthy lives and promoting well-being for all at all ages. Through its unique normative function in health, WHO aims to provide global, evidence-informed recommendations on the efficacy, safety, and effectiveness of ready-to-use therapeutic foods (RUTF) with less than 50% of proteins coming from milk products compared to the ‘standard’ RUTF for treating uncomplicated severe acute malnutrition in children aged 6 months or older.