Context Agriculture and agri-food constitute, together, one of the European Union’s main economic strengths. With a total turnover of €1 350 billion per year and 14 million jobs, agriculture and agri-food are not only one of Europe’s leading business sectors, but also one of its principal sources of employment. It is second only to the […]
The Summer months have been full of international attention to food policies: starting in July, with the to the UN Food System Pre-Summit held in Rome, where civil society, private sector businesses, decision-makers and other stakeholders met to discuss the issues of transforming the global food systems, in preparation to the Food System Summit to be held in September in New York. The FAO proposed a voluntary code of conduct for businesses for food losses and food waste, and published its report on the state of nutrition of the world, underlying the devastating effects of the Covid-19 pandemic on hunger and malnutrition. At the European level, the EFSA opened a public consultation on minimum sugar levels in diet, and the European Parliament’s Special Committee on Beating Cancer adopted the first draft report of the EU Strategy on Beating Cancer.
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