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People who hate wasting food [What Europe does for you]

Approximately 88 million tonnes of food, or 173 kilograms per person, is wasted in the EU per year, according to estimates by an EU-funded research project FUSIONS. Households and processing together account for 72 % of EU food waste. Continue reading

What is the EU doing to reduce food waste?

In the EU, food waste is estimated at some 88 million tonnes in a single year, which equates to 173 kilograms per person. The total amount of food produced in the EU in 2011 was around 865 kg/person. This means that we are wasting 20 % of the total food produced. In this context, citizens turn to the European Parliament to request information on what the EU is doing to reduce food waste, as well as calling for European legislation to end food waste in every country in Europe, including several petitions introduced on this matter. Continue reading

‘Best before’ date labels: Protecting consumers and limiting food waste

Written by Jana Valant The ‘best before’ date, that is the recommended last consumption date, is often confused with the ‘use by’ date, intended for foods that are highly perishable (such as fresh meat or dairy products). Recent consumer market surveys in the EU show that only a third of consumers are able to correctly … Continue reading

Putting its money where its mouth is: reducing waste at the EP

Written by Gregor Erbach One third of food produced globally may be wasted – at a time when many don’t have enough to eat. We can all play a part in reducing this waste, and its role as co-legislator, the European Parliament has had a great influence on waste-related legislation in Europe. It is therefore … Continue reading

Waste reduction: rubbish bins on a diet

Written by Didier Bourguignon Are you ready for the European week for waste reduction? Action will take place across Europe to raise awareness about the ‘3 Rs’: Reduce waste, Reuse products, Recycle material from 22 to 30 November 2014. This year’s focus will be on food waste.  All that food … Did you know that in … Continue reading

Tackling food waste: The EU’s contribution to a global issue

Updated on 30/11/2016 Written by Ivana Katsarova, In spite of the availability of food, there is still malnutrition in the world. Food is lost or wasted throughout the supply chain, from initial agricultural production down to final consumers. In developed countries, a significant amount of food is wasted at the consumption stage, meaning that it … Continue reading

How to feed the world in 2050?

The global population is expected to reach 10 billion at some point between 2050 and 2100 according to UN projections. Together with climate change, this is a worrying evolution. In order to assess options for feeding 10 billion people, within the European Parliament, STOA (Science and Technology Options Assessment) launched a series of studies to find answers … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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