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Food is at the centre of our lives and an integral part of the European culture. However, the food we eat, the ways we produce it and the amounts wasted have major impacts on human health, natural resources and society as a whole:

  • Citizens –and children in particular– are increasingly suffering from overweight and obesity due to unhealthy diets.
  • Farmers and workers do not get a fair price for their produce.
  • One third of food is lost or wasted across the food chain.
  • The environment is paying the bill with the dramatic effects of food production and consumption on climate change, loss of biodiversity, air and water pollution, soil degradation, etc.

The COVID-19 crisis is a wake-up call for change. It has demonstrated that getting food "from farm to fork" cannot be taken for granted and has shown the interconnectedness of actors and activities throughout the food system. Fair, resource efficient, inclusive and sustainable supply chains in the whole agriculture and food sector are needed more than ever to deliver equally for citizens, farmers, workers and business.

The EESC has been for years at the forefront of calling for a sustainable and comprehensive food policy. Such an integrated and systemic approach is essential to tackle the multiple and interconnected challenges affecting food systems; to deliver economic, environmental and socio-cultural sustainability; to ensure integration and coherence across policy areas (such as agriculture, environment, health, education, trade, economy, technology, etc.); and to promote cooperation across levels of governance

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Opinion
Εγκριθείσα on 06/12/2017
Έγγραφα αναφοράς: 
NAT/711-EESC-2017-02234-00-00-AC-TRA

The own-initiative opinion, prepared by the EESC Permanent Study Group on Sustainable Food Systems, will aim to identify existing challenges, policy inconsistencies and obstacles to a more coherent food policy approach at EU level; to provide examples of ongoing transitions to more sustainable food policies at local/regional/national level; to highlight the role of civil society in building partnerships among stakeholders across the food supply chain; and to define how a comprehensive food policy for the EU should look, including an indicative roadmap.

Γνωμοδότηση της ΕΟΚΕ: Civil society's contribution to the development of a comprehensive food policy in the EU (own-initiative opinion)

Opinion
Εγκριθείσα on 18/10/2017
Έγγραφα αναφοράς: 
NAT/713-EESC-2017-EESC-2017-01814-00-00-AC-TRA

Γνωμοδότηση της ΕΟΚΕ: Land use for sustainable food production and ecosystem services (exploratory opinion requested by the Estonian Presidency)

Opinion
Εγκριθείσα on 25/05/2016
Έγγραφα αναφοράς: 
NAT/677-EESC-2016-0232

In the past few years, civil society has been increasingly concerned about the environmental and social impact of food production and consumption. At the request of the Dutch EU Presidency, the EESC is preparing an exploratory opinion on how to achieve sustainable food systems in a resource-constrained world. The opinion takes a holistic and comprehensive approach, looking at the interdependence of food production and consumption as well as fostering inter-sectoral cooperation.

Γνωμοδότηση της ΕΟΚΕ: More sustainable food systems (exploratory opinion requested by the Dutch presidency)

Opinion
Εγκριθείσα on 16/09/2015
Έγγραφα αναφοράς: 
NAT/669-EESC-0000-02913-00-01-ac-tra
Σύνοδος ολομέλειας: 
510 -
Sep 16, 2015 Sep 17, 2015

Γνωμοδότηση της ΕΟΚΕ: New provisions of GMOs and GM food and feed

Opinion
Εγκριθείσα on 16/10/2014
Έγγραφα αναφοράς: 
NAT/647-EESC-2014-02977-00-00-ac-tra
Σύνοδος ολομέλειας: 
502 -
Oct 15, 2014 Oct 16, 2014

Adopted at the plenary session of 15-16.10.2014

 

 

Γνωμοδότηση της ΕΟΚΕ: Organic Production/ labelling

Opinion
Εγκριθείσα on 04/06/2014
Έγγραφα αναφοράς: 
NAT/645-EESC-2014-2896
Σύνοδος ολομέλειας: 
499 -
Jun 04, 2014 Jun 05, 2014

Opinion on the Proposal for a Directive on the approximation of the laws of the Member States relating to caseins and caseinates intended for human consumption and repealing Council Directive 83/417/EEC

 

 

Caseins and caseinates (category C)

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