Conference: Fight Food Waste, Feed the Planet
15 October, 2015 - Milan EXPO
For Expo Milano 2015, DG SANTE organised the international conference "Fight Food Waste, Feed the Planet".
The conference took place on 15 October 2015 at the Expo Conference Centre, in Milan and was webstreamed and covered live on Twitter.
- Final programme and presentations
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- Welcome and Opening remarks
- Keynote speeches
- Institutional perspectives
- Panel discussion: Role of public authorities in tackling food waste
- A behaviourally-informed approach to tackling food waste
- Panel discussion: Taking action to prevent and reduce food waste from farm to fork
- Wrap-up and concluding remarks
"Fight Food Waste, Feed the Planet" aims to contribute to the setting of EU and global directions for food waste prevention, focusing in particular on the importance of effective inter-sector co-operationfrom farm to fork. The conference gathered EU and international policy makers as well as all stakeholders involved in the food chain – from industry to non-governmental organisations, the scientific community and consumers – in order to share achievements to date and foster an open and action-oriented debate.
Food – a precious resource
About a third of all food produced globally for human consumption is lost or wasted – around 1.3 billion tonnes per year, according to the Food and Agriculture Organisation. In the EU it is estimated that around 100 million tonnes of food are wasted annually in the EU. If nothing is done, food waste could rise to over 120 million tonnes by 2020.
Wasting food is not only an ethical and economic issue but it also depletes the environment of limited natural resources. All actors in the food chain have a role to play in preventing and reducing food waste whilst ensuring food safety from farm to fork.
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