Alimentation durable

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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
Adopté on 27/04/2021
Référence: 
NAT/805-EESC-2020

The SUD can play a central role in the European Green Deal framework, being crucial to the Commission's Farm-to-Fork strategy for shifting to a fair, healthy and environmentally friendly food system, and complementary to both the EU Biodiversity Strategy for 2030 and the Zero Pollution Strategy.

Information report: Évaluation de la directive sur une utilisation des pesticides compatible avec le développement durable (rapport d’information)

Opinion
Adopté on 20/02/2019
Référence: 
NAT/755-EESC-2018-04568

L’avis d’initiative proposé devrait viser à analyser le lien entre les systèmes alimentaires et les pathologies liées à l’alimentation; inventorier les politiques, outils et instruments nécessaires à la promotion de régimes alimentaires plus sains, tant du côté de l’offre que du côté de la demande, tels que des lignes directrices en matière d’alimentation, un étiquetage propre à une «alimentation durable», des modules éducatifs dans les programmes scolaires, des campagnes d’information, des systèmes agricoles spécifiques (comme le programme alimentaire de l’UE destiné aux écoles), la reformulation des produits alimentaires, etc.; mettre en évidence des exemples de bonnes pratiques aux niveaux national et local, y compris les initiatives de la société civile et des entreprises; contribuer au débat sur la mise en œuvre des ODD en matière d’alimentation, et dans le contexte de la décennie d’action des Nations unies pour la nutrition; et formuler des re

Avis du CESE: Promotion de régimes alimentaires sains et durables dans l’Union européenne (avis d’initiative)

Opinion
Adopté on 19/09/2018
Référence: 
NAT/732-EESC-2018-02522

The Commission is proposing a targeted revision of the General Food Law Regulation coupled with the revision of eight pieces of sectoral legislation, to bring them in line with the general rules and strengthen transparency in the area of GMOs, feed additives, smoke flavourings, food contact materials, food additives, food enzymes and flavourings, plant protection products and novel foods.

Avis du CESE: Transparence des avis scientifiques et gouvernance de l’EFSA

Opinion
Adopté on 19/09/2018
Référence: 
NAT/734-EESC-2018-02438

The Commission's initiative follows one of the recommendations of the Agricultural Markets Task Force that the EU should legislate in the areas of UTPs for agricultural products, and responds to some of the conclusions of the 2016 EESC opinion on "A fairer food supply chain".

Avis du CESE: Améliorer la chaîne d’approvisionnement alimentaire

Opinion
Adopté on 23/05/2018
Référence: 
NAT/727-EESC-2018-00162

Communication de la Commission au Parlement européen, au Conseil, au Comité économique et social européen et au Comité des régions sur «L'avenir de l'alimentation et de l'agriculture»

Avis du CESE: L'avenir de l'alimentation et de l'agriculture (Communication)

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Position paper Birdlife

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