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.

  • Food security and sustainable food systems - With Commissioner Wojciechowski

    The EESC will host the third EU Youth Round Table on Wednesday 30 November, 14:30-16:00 CET. Janusz Wojciechowski, Commissioner for Agriculture, will participate in the event and will engage with the youth representatives on the topic: food security and sustainable food systems.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • This online public hearing will discuss how to transform the targets proposed in the Action Plan for the development of EU organic production into on-the-ground strategies related to organic production and consumption.

  • Towards the UN Food Systems Summit

    The online public hearing organised by the EESC in the context of the EESC Thematic Study Group (TSG) on Sustainable Food Systems aims to explore the vulnerabilities and inequalities of European food systems and to identify the enablers to achieve more equitable and fair supply chains. 

  • Unblocking innovation — Shaping ‘Food 2030’ — Envisaging ‘Food 2050’

    The EESC’s Temporary Study Group on Sustainable Food, together with the Food Lawyers’ Network - FLN, invites you for an one-day conference on innovation in food. With high-levels speakers, including from the European Commission, and a multitude of expertise gathered in the conference room, there will be a focus on market access for regulated products, especially novel food and on science against food fraud as well as intellectual property for food including patents and data protection.

  • In the context of the UN 2030 Agenda, the European Economic and Social Committee will hold a public debate where we will explore how the EESC has worked towards implementing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in practice – both with civil society, and within the Committee itself.   

  • Presentation by Agnès Popelin Desplanches - Opinion: For a national public environmental health policy at the heart of the territories