Održivost prehrane

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Hrana ima središnju ulogu u našem životu i sastavni je dio europske kulture. Međutim, hrana koju jedemo, načini na koje se proizvodi i količina hrane koja se baca u velikoj mjeri utječu na ljudsko zdravlje, prirodne resurse i društvo u cjelini.

  • Građani, a naročito djeca, zbog nezdrave prehrane sve više pate od prekomjerne tjelesne težine i pretilosti.
  • Poljoprivrednici i radnici ne dobivaju pravednu cijenu za svoje proizvode.
  • U raznim fazama prehrambenog lanca trećina hrane propadne ili se baci.
  • Okoliš trpi velike posljedice zbog dramatičnog utjecaja proizvodnje i potrošnje hrane na klimatske promjene, gubitak biološke raznolikosti, onečišćenje zraka i vode, degradaciju tla itd.

Pandemija COVID-a 19 znak je upozorenja da je vrijeme za promjene. Ukazala je na činjenicu da se put hrane „od polja do stola” ne smije uzeti zdravo za gotovo te je iznijela na vidjelo međupovezanost dionika i aktivnosti u cijelom prehrambenom sustavu. Pravedni, resursno učinkoviti, uključivi i održivi opskrbni lanci u cijelom poljoprivredno-prehrambenom sektoru potrebniji su nego ikad kako bi se osigurala jednaka raspodjela koristi za građane, poljoprivrednike, radnike i poduzeća.

EGSO već godinama ima vodeću ulogu u zalaganju za održivu i sveobuhvatnu prehrambenu politiku. Integriran i sistemski pristup nužan je za hvatanje u koštac s višestrukim i međusobno povezanim izazovima koji se tiču prehrambenih sustava, za ostvarivanje gospodarske, okolišne i društveno-kulturne održivosti, za osiguravanje integracije i dosljednosti među područjima politike (npr. politike koje se bave poljoprivredom, okolišem, zdravstvom, obrazovanjem, trgovinom, gospodarstvom, tehnologijom itd.) te za promicanje suradnje među svim razinama vlasti.

  • In light of the two newly adopted strategies of the European Commission on Biodiversity and Sustainable Food, we have put together some relevant infographics that illustrate the aim of these strategies.

  • The EESC suggests increasing focus on sustainable, healthy diets for 2020

    The Christmas festivities are over, and now it is time for many Europeans to rethink their diets and beware of obesity. The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) takes the beginning of a new year and decade as an opportunity to remind us that obesity is the cause of many diseases, and affirms its support for EU initiatives that accelerate a shift towards healthier, more sustainable diets for citizens.

  • How to link sustainable food procurement with strategic policies or climate change actions? How to overcome public procurement issues related to purchasing "local & regional food"? If 1€ invested in sustainable school meals brings up to 6€ in social return in investment imagine the impact of sustainable school meals all across Europe! ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability in partnership with the Committee of the Regions and the Organic Cities Network Europe invite you to the 30th edition of Breakfast at Sustainability.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • This public hearing aims to exchange views with civil society representatives from candidate countries and EU's stakeholders on the opportunities and challenges for the EU-agri-food sector with EU enlargement and to identify the contributions of the accession countries to the EU's social, environmental, and economic sustainability.

  • On 17 November 2023, the Permanent Group on Sustainable Food Systems (PG) and the Sustainable Development Observatory (SDO) of the EESC will hold a joint meeting on the theme "Sustainable food systems as drivers for the implementation of the SDGs" to bring together members of the two EESC bodies and representatives from the European Commission and other stakeholders from the agri-food chain.

  • On 6 November 2023, the EESC will host a public hearing in the context of its ongoing opinion on 'Promoting autonomous and sustainable food production: strategies for the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) post-2027' requested by the upcoming Belgian Presidency of the Council of the EU.

  • Extraordinary meeting of the Civil Society Organisations' Group

    This is an in-person conference that will be live streamed. Registration for in-person participation is required.

  • State of progress after the 2021 UN Food Systems Summit

    On 22 June, the EESC will host an online public hearing to explore the state of progress of the EU on the path to more sustainable, fairer and inclusive food systems, following the new actions agreed upon during the UN Food System summit in 2021.