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.

A new and unambitious Circular Economy Package

Yesterday the Commission adopted a new Circular Economy Package. In a circular economy the value of products and materials is maintained for as long as possible; waste and resource use are minimised, and resources are kept within the economy when a product has reached the end of its life, to be used again and again to create further value.

Feed the Planet by Fighting Waste

At least one third of the food produced in the world for human consumption goes to waste every year: a total of 1.3 billion tons. The world’s one billion hungry could be fed with less than a quarter of the food that gets thrown away in the USA, Great Britain and Europe. Ten per cent of greenhouse gas emissions from wealthy countries are caused by the production of food that will never be eaten.