Making Food Waste History: A Call To Action

Brussels

Today the European Parliament votes to formally adopt the revised Waste Framework Directive, which will play a huge role in shaping the future of EU action on food waste. Current rates of food waste in the EU are estimated at around 88 and 143 million tonnes per year.

Wir haben es Satt!: 160 Tractors, 33,000 People and -2 Degrees

That a demonstration manages to attract over 30,000 marchers is no easy thing, particularly when it is held during the icy chill that is January in Berlin. But every year since 2011, the “Wir haben es Satt!” (“We’re fed up!”) demonstration has managed to inspire thousands of farmers and ordinary citizens to gather in the city and march from the central station to the Brandenburg Gate. The messages of the protestors are clear: less agro-industry and more farms, no to GMOs and neonicotinoids, less consumption of meat and more animal welfare and support for the rights of farmers and for a Europe based on solidarity.

Food Waste: is there a way out?

FAO figures continue to paint a pitiless picture of the current situation: Western consumers throw away around 222 million tons of food every year, almost as much as the entire food production of sub-Saharan Africa (230 million tons). Political decision-makers might be struggling to make real commitments in the war against waste, but each of us can contribute to fighting the flaws in the current food system on a daily basis.

Let’s Stop Food Waste in Europe!

About 88 million tonnes of food are wasted in Europe every year. Slow Food think this is a scandal, which is why we’re asking European citizens to take this email action to call for binding targets to halve EU food waste by 2030.

European Parliament votes to halve food waste by 2030

Yesterday the European Parliament’s Committee on Environment, Public Health and Food Safety voted in favor of regulations that require all member states to halve food waste by 2030. However, lawmakers stopped short of making the target binding.