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What is your food eco-footprint?

This video clip ‘Food Eco-Footprint’ explains how our food eco-footprint is the consequence of the food we eat, and how it is produced and the rate by which it is consumed, which also creates an interconnection between food consumption and climate change.

In its broadest sense an eco-footprint represents the amount of land and water it takes to provide the resources required to sustain a person’s consumption levels, and re-absorb the associated waste.

One of the major societal contributions to our eco-footprint is our production and consumption of food. An increased knowledge of these issues allows for a more informed decision making process, which has the possibility to help strengthen food security through the endorsement of both sustainable producer and consumer behavior.

This short film was created in collaboration between the European Parliament’s Audio Visual Services and STOA, the Science and Technology Options Assessment section of the newly formed European Parliament Research Services, with research assistance from the European Parliament’s Eco-Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS).

This video clip was created on the occasion of the STOA event ‘How to feed the world in 2050?‘, held at the European Parliament in Brussels on 4 December 2013.

About Scientific Foresight (STOA)

The Scientific Foresight Unit (STOA) carries out interdisciplinary research and provides strategic advice in the field of science and technology options assessment and scientific foresight. It undertakes in-depth studies and organises workshops on developments in these fields, and it hosts the European Science-Media Hub (ESMH), a platform to promote networking, training and knowledge sharing between the EP, the scientific community and the media. All this work is carried out under the guidance of the Panel for the Future of Science and Technology (STOA), composed of 27 MEPs nominated by 11 EP Committees. The STOA Panel forms an integral part of the structure of the EP.


6 thoughts on “What is your food eco-footprint?

  1. But I like pineapples ;(

    Posted by Vicky | July 28, 2014, 11:49
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    I mean What is your food eco-footprint? | European Parliamentary Research Service is a little boring.
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    Posted by Linette | June 8, 2014, 19:44
  3. Appreciate it for discuss………. I’m hoping throughout foreseeable future it’s going to be really of great help for us……

    Posted by Samuel Faunce | June 3, 2014, 08:24
  4. I dont have one because I drive everywhere =P

    Posted by anonym0053 | January 12, 2014, 05:22


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