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Tuesday, 16 July 2013

EU tackling food waste

The European Commission is expected to accentuate the importance of the topic of food waste in 2014, as a follow-up of several high level events organised by the United Nations on the issue, and in the framework of the upcoming European Year against Food waste which will take place next year.
The European Commission Communication on sustainable food scheduled for the end of 2013 will also emphasize this issue.
At the moment, the issue is devoted to a special working committee inside of the institution - Standing Committee on the Food Chain and Animal Health (SCOFCAH).

This was discussed at the last Council meeting on Agriculture and Fisheries held in Brussels on 15 July 2013, where EU ministers were briefed by the Hungarian delegation of the importance for the EU of tackling food waste.

On June 26th, 2012, CTA organised a Briefing on “Addressing Food Waste in Times of Crisis” with the European Commission, the ACP Secretariat, and various media partners. On this page, you can find the video documentation of all the speeches that were given at the conference, as well as a extensive research on the topic.


Source: Council of the EU