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.
Today, there are lots of pressures for more sustainable food systems as a result of dietary changes, growing environmental awareness and an overall demand for healthier food. Public procurement and catering services can serve as trailblazers to respond to these pressures. This two-day Baltic Sea Region Stakeholder Round Table Event is an international event that aims to bring together public procurers, catering service providers, public authorities, suppliers, customers and other stakeholders from different countries to co-learn about the current situation and to co-develop innovative strategies for the future! The event will be in English.
A large number of food products frequently sold on the EU market contain too much sugar, salt, fat, and not enough fibre. This is the result of a JRC study that assessed packaged foods against marketing-related nutrition standards developed by European public and private sector organisations.
Scientists from the JRC and University of Cadiz have developed a new tool for tracking the movements of litter in the Mediterranean Sea, a region with one of the highest concentrations of floating plastics in the world. The new lagrangian modelling tool, described in a recent article published in the Marine Pollution Bulletin, helps locate the sources and final locations of floating litter, and identify the beaches most likely to be affected.
FAO Director-General Qu Dongyu today said he hopes the Committee on World Food Security (CFS) will have a “beautiful story” to tell in the coming years as the multistakeholder platform tackles an ambitious plan to work towards food security and nutrition for all.