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Commission adopts common methodology to measure food waste across the EU

wasted food

6.5.2019 – Each year around 20% of food produced in the EU is lost or wasted, causing unacceptable social, environmental and economic harm. EU is committed to solving this problem and putting its food system onto a sustainable path. To be able to take effective action, we need more data on food waste than we [...]

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Milk, fruits and vegetables at school thanks to EU programme

healthy school

3.9.2018 -The EU school fruit, vegetables and milk scheme resumes with the school year in the participating EU countries. Aimed at promoting healthy eating habits among children, the EU school scheme includes the distribution of fruit, vegetables and milk products, as well as dedicated educational programmes to teach pupils about the importance of good nutrition [...]

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European Commission releases common testing methodology

food testing

14.6.2018 – The European Commission has just released a new common methodology for comparing the quality of food products across the EU.The Joint Research Centre (JRC), the European Commission’s Science and Knowledge service, has developed a common methodology to allow national consumer authorities to carry out tests comparing the composition and characteristics of food products [...]

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EU schools food scheme

FRUITS SCHOOL

1.8.2017-The new EU scheme for distribution of milk, fruit, and vegetables at schools comes into force as of 1 August, ahead of the new school year. Aimed at promoting healthy eating habits among children, the scheme will also include dedicated educational programs on nutrition. Phil Hogan, Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development, said: “The scheme [...]

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Record level of agri – food exports from EU

agri

The annual value of EU agri-food exports in 2016 reached a new record level with total exports reaching €130.7 billion, up €1.7 billion on 2015. The biggest increases in annual exports were to the USA (up €1.26 billion) and China (up €1.06 billion). At the same time, the value of EU agri-food imports went down [...]

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