Bæredygtige fødevarer

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Fødevarer er centrale for vores liv og en integreret del af den europæiske kultur. Den mad, vi spiser, hvordan den produceres, og den mængde, der går til spilde, har imidlertid stor indvirkning på menneskers sundhed, naturressourcerne og samfundet som helhed:

  • Flere og flere borgere og især børn lider af overvægt og fedme på grund af usunde kostvaner.
  • Landbrugere og arbejdstagere får ikke en rimelig pris for deres produkter.
  • En tredjedel af fødevarerne går tabt eller til spilde i fødevarekæden.
  • Miljøet betaler prisen på grund af fødevareproduktionen og -forbrugets dramatiske indvirkning på klimaændringerne, tab af biodiversitet, vand- og luftforurening, jordforringelse osv.

Covid-19-krisen er et wakeupcall om, at det er tid til forandring. Den har understreget, at det ikke er en selvfølge at få fødevarer "fra jord til bord" og vist, hvor tæt forbundet aktører og aktiviteter er i hele fødevaresystemet. Fair, ressourceeffektive, inklusive og bæredygtige forsyningskæder i hele landbrugs-, og fødevaresektoren er mere end nogensinde før nødvendige for at tilgodese borgere, landbrugere, arbejdstagere og virksomheder ligeligt.

EØSU har i mange år været en af de fremmeste fortalere for en bæredygtig og omfattende fødevarepolitik. En sådan integreret og systematisk tilgang er afgørende for at tackle de mange og indbyrdes forbundne udfordringer, der har at gøre med fødevaresystemerne, nemlig opnåelse af økonomisk, miljømæssig og sociokulturel bæredygtighed, sikring af integration og sammenhæng på tværs af politikområder (f.eks. landbrug, miljø, sundhed, uddannelse, handel, økonomi, teknologi osv.) og fremme af samarbejde mellem alle myndighedsniveauer.

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23/05/2019
News

EESC puts forward proposal to increase their contributions. The bioeconomy is a crucial factor in fighting climate change, responding to the growing food demand and boosting rural areas. In its opinion on the Updating of the Bioeconomy Strategy, adopted at its plenary session of 15 May, the EESC calls for better support for SMEs in the form of advice and access to finance

25/02/2019
News

Food is at the centre of our lives and an integral part of the European culture. Food also plays a crucial role in our economy: it is the Union’s biggest manufacturing sector in terms of employment and contribution to GDP. Also, the food we eat, the ways we produce it and the amounts wasted have major impacts on human health, on natural resources and on society as a whole.

18/02/2022
EU organic awards
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6/2022

Today, as a true pan-European collaborative venture, the European Commission, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), the European Committee of the Regions (CoR), COPA-COGECA and IFOAM Organics Europe are together launching the first ever EU organic awards. These awards will recognise excellence along the organic value chain, rewarding the best and most innovative actors in organic production in the EU. Applications will be open from 25 March until 8 June 2022.

23/09/2021
Organic Food
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38/2021

With Europe slowly getting back on track after the COVID-19 crisis, it is high time to move from words to action and implement the Farm to Fork strategy. The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) strongly advocates supporting the transformation of Europe's food systems so that they are more environmentally, economically and socially sustainable, and notes that consumers have a key role to play in this context.

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With Commissioner Wojciechowski on Food security and sustainable food systems

Following the success of the previous Youth Climate and Sustainability Round Tables, the EESC, in cooperation with the European Youth Forum and Generation Climate Europe, will host the third EU Youth Round Table on Wednesday 30 November, between 14:30 and 16:00 CET. 

30/11/2022
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The role of civil society

This thematic debate aims to discuss the impacts of the war on food security worldwide, with a focus on some specific world regions; further actions that will be needed to ensure food security while fostering resilient and sustainable food systems and the role civil society can play in ensuring food security both in Europe and beyond.

31/05/2022
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Consumers and Environment Category

The aim of the conference is to look at how the European Union can be more active in this area, especially through better cooperation among the key stakeholders. The conference will take place in a hybrid format.

20/06/2022
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Extraordinary meeting of the Diversity Europe Group in the framework of the Slovenian Presidency of the Council of the EU

The event will take place both in Brussels and in Ljubljana in hybrid form. Registration for external participants will be open on this page until 25 November 2021.

29/11/2021
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Farm to Fork Strategy

The webinar will take place in the context of the EESC Thematic Study Group on Sustainable Food Systems, in cooperation with the EESC INT Section and will explore amongst other questions, how to better align food industry with the SDGs and stimulate sustainable food production, processing, and distribution across the chain.

10/12/2021

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