New food Commissioner outlines food waste and sustainability plans
By Oliver Morrison
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The EU’s new health and food safety Commissioner, Stella Kyriakides, has announced a 'Farm to Fork' strategy will take shape over the coming months and will be presented in the spring of next year.
Kyriakides said she aims to make 'strong and concrete' progress on reducing food waste to help Europe meet its domestic and global sustainability goals.
“I am confident that over the next 5 years, we can accelerate the EU's progress towards the global goal of reducing food losses and halving food waste by 2030,” she said.
However, she added that efforts needed to 'accelerate and intensify'.
“Fighting food loss and waste requires us to rethink how we produce, process, market, distribute and consume food. It requires concrete and collective action - from policy makers, individuals and households, farmers, fishers, food manufacturers and retailers, restaurants and caterers, food banks and other non-governmental organisations.
With the 'Farm to Fork' strategy “we can work together to design stronger, more sustainable and less wasteful food systems,” she added.
The Farm to Fork plan is part of the EU’s Green Deal plan which has set into legislation the political ambition of being the world's first climate neutral continent by 2050.