Trajnostna preskrba s hrano

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Hrana je v središču našega življenja in sestavni del evropske kulture. Vendar pa hrana, ki jo uživamo, načini njene proizvodnje in količine, ki jih zavržemo, močno vplivajo na zdravje ljudi, naravne vire in družbo kot celoto:

  • Državljani, zlasti otroci, vse bolj trpijo zaradi prekomerne telesne teže in debelosti, katerih vzrok je nezdrava prehrana.
  • Kmetje in delavci ne prejemajo poštenega plačila za svoje pridelke.
  • Tretjina hrane v prehranski verigi se izgubi ali zavrže.
  • Ceno za to plačuje okolje, saj proizvodnja in poraba hrane dramatično vplivata na podnebne spremembe, izgubo biotske raznovrstnosti, onesnaževanje zraka in vode, degradacijo tal itd.

Kriza, povezana s pandemijo COVID-19, je jasen znak, da so potrebne spremembe. Med krizo je postalo očitno, da prenos hrane od vil do vilic ne sme veljati za samoumevnega, pokazala pa se je tudi medsebojna povezanost akterjev in dejavnosti v celotnem prehranskem sistemu. Pravične, vključujoče in trajnostne verige preskrbe s hrano, ki učinkovito izkoriščajo vire, v celotnem kmetijskem in živilskem sektorju so potrebne bolj kot kadar koli prej, da bi enako koristile državljanom, kmetom, delavcem in poslovanju.

EESO je že več let med glavnimi zagovorniki trajnostne in celovite prehranske politike v EU. Tak povezan in sistemski pristop je bistven za reševanje številnih in medsebojno povezanih izzivov, ki vplivajo na prehranske sisteme, omogočanje gospodarske, okoljske in družbeno-kulturne trajnosti, zagotavljanje povezovanja in skladnosti med področji politik (kot so kmetijstvo, okolje, zdravje, izobraževanje, trgovina, gospodarstvo, tehnologija itd.) ter spodbujanje sodelovanja na vseh ravneh upravljanja.

  • 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
  • Presentation by Éloi Laurent - Full health on a living planet
  • Presentation by Pietro Stella - One health in EFSA
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    Between June 2021 and March 2022, the EESC held a series of events on the updated new industrial strategy. Each event was organised by a different section of the EESC and focused on a specific aspect of the strategy, with the aim of hearing the views of civil society organisations on the future of European industry.

  • Presentation by
    Giulia Tarsitano
    Organisation
    Food policy manager, Euro Coop (European Community of Consumer Co-operatives)
    Presentation by Giulia Tarsitano - Towards a fair, inclusive and sustainable food supply chain
  • Presentation by
    Franc Bogovič
    Organisation
    Member of the European Parliament (EPP)
    Presentation by Franc Bogovič - Improving the sustainability of the European food supply chain
  • Presentation by
    Angela Frigo
    Organisation
    Secretary General of the European Food Banks Federation (FEBA)
    Presentation by Angela Frigo - 35 years of European Food Banks Federation
  • Presentation by
    Aleš Kuhar
    Organisation
    Associated professor of food system economics, innovation management and consumer behaviour at the University of Ljubljana
    Presentation by Aleš Kuhar - What can we do to make change happen?