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EU and UN to reduce food waste by 50% by 2025

“Joint Declaration Against Food Waste” was disclosed to the European Parliament and the United Nations. The document contains proposals for sustainable use of food and commitment to the global reduction of food waste by at least 50% by 2025.

Author of this article is Stop-Wasting-Food-movement-Denmark
Published on 2011-02-20

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Stop Wasting Food Movement was one of the guest speakers on the food conference “Transforming Food Waste into a Resource” in the European Parliament in Brussels. The conference was organized by the Italian organization Last Minute Market with support from the EU’s Agriculture and Rural Development (AGRI).

The conference aimed to discuss and provide solutions on less food waste. Conference participants included organizations A.N.D.E.S. (France), FareShare (England), politicians such as Paolo De Castro (Chairman of the European Parliament’s Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development), members of European Parliament and academic professors and NGOs. By the end of the conference, a joint document was presented and prepared by all participating parties.

The document “Joint Declaration Against Food Waste” was disclosed to the European Parliament and the United Nations. The document contains proposals for sustainable use of food and commitment to the global reduction of food waste by at least 50% by 2025 and also suggests that reduction of food waste should be a new UN Millennium Development Goal.

Read “Joint Declaration Against Food Waste” here.

See the video from the conference “Transforming Food Waste into a Resource” here:

 


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