FICHE Improve the link between Science, innovation, agriculture and food Today, the agri-food sectors are more than ever confronted with 3 major demands from our society: To provide safe and quality food not only to European citizens but as well to world markets, To keep rural areas lively and viable. This means, first and foremost to […]
September 17-18th marked the Agricultural G20 held in Florence, Italy, after which agriculture ministers signed a declaration of intentions named “Charter of Florence”: with commitments in turning agriculture more sustainable.
On the Front-of-Package labelling debate, IARC/WHO – International Agency for Research on Cancer – published a paper in support of the Nutri-Score system, whereas the Czech and Italian ministers accused the same nutritional label to damage traditional culinary products and that it creates judgments, not information, respectively.
At the same time, the European Commission launched the Healthy Lifestyles 4 all initiative, and advanced the idea of applying the same rules for the labelling of alcoholic beverages that are now applied for ingredients, additives and processing aids.
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