Single market for food

Agrifood 16-10-2017

Food & drink industry boss: Do not confuse ‘quality’ with ‘recipe’ in food debate

What has been mixed in the current dual quality food conversation is ‘quality versus recipe’, as consumers have different preferences on sweetness and saltiness and we just have to accept it, FoodDrinkEurope leader told EURACTIV.com in an interview.

Agrifood 06-07-2017

Nestlé boss: Simplified food labels will better inform consumers

Simplified food label schemes like the UK-style traffic light will provide EU consumers clear and simple elements and therefore, better inform them, Marco Settembri told EURACTIV.com in an interview.

Agrifood 01-06-2016

Food waste: Time for a paradigm shift from ‘selling more’ to ‘selling better’

Consumers have a crucial role to play in reducing food waste, but change will have to take place at every stage of the supply chain, including a revolution in supermarket marketing practices, according to Olivier Jan.

Agrifood 01-03-2016

Bernd Lange: The US needs to improve workers’ rights

EXCLUSIVE / Labour rights in the US must be improved before any potential TTIP deal is signed and Brexit’s economic impact is of concern, according to the chairman of the European Parliament's Committee on International Trade, Bernd Lange.

Water Week chief: Better management, governance needed

Droughts, poor land use and water access have all contributed to recent volatility in food prices and regional food emergencies. To address such insecurity in food supplies, good water management and governance – as well as reliable early warning systems – are needed, says Jens Berggren, who heads World Water Week that begins on 26 August in Stockholm.

Agrifood 04-07-2012

MEP: It’s ethically unacceptable that we throw out so much food

Swedish MEP Anna Maria Corazza Bildt explains why she wants to introduce restaurant "doggy bags" in Europe, and what the EU can do to diminish food waste.

Agrifood 31-03-2009

Fischler: ‘New technologies’ to increase food poduction

Amid increasing global demand for food, new technologies to increase land fertility are part of the solution to make arable land more productive, Franz Fischler, a former EU agriculture commissioner, argued in an interview with EURACTIV.

Agrifood 03-07-2008

How research can help solve global food crisis

Guy Riba, the deputy director of the French National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA), highlights the many challenges the world will have to meet by 2050 if it wants to feed its nine-billion inhabitants without destroying its environment. He spoke to EURACTIV ahead of a major conference by the French Presidency today (3 July) in Parliament.

Health 19-05-2008

IFPRI: ‘Food crisis not over when prices come down’

While the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) does foresee an end to the current commodity price crisis, it underlines that the consequences will be visible for decades to come as children who have suffered from deficiencies in food, for even a couple of months, will never really recover. Von Braun was speaking to EURACTIV in an interview. 

Health 06-12-2007

Professor: Unhealthy food ‘heavily subsidised by EU’

Low income households are increasingly turning to cheap packaged and fatty food, warns Jaap C. Seidel, a nutrition and health professor, inisisting that EU agricultural subsidies should to be turned round to make fruit and vegetables more affordable.

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FoodDrinkEurope is the organisation of Europe’s food and drink industry. Our supply and manufacturing chains are largely integrated across the EU, whether for small or large businesses, and so is the intra-EU trade. The free circulation of goods guaranteed by the Single Market is essential to a competitive food industry, to uphold its 4.2 million jobs and its growth ambition.

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Brexit

FoodDrinkEurope aims to play an active role in the Brexit process. Our goal is to ensure the least disruptive outcome for the food and drink sector at large.

Click here to read our industry’s position on Brexit.


No time for business as usual: The food and drink industry’s growth ambition

Europe’s food and drink industry is committed to generating a value added growth of 2.5-3.5% per year by 2025, thanks to a set of policy recommendations to address the upcoming challenges responsibly and create solutions to increase sustainability, improve consumer trust and promote healthier lifestyles.


Watch FoodDrinkEurope’s President presenting the industry’s growth ambition:





Out of 289,000 food and drink companies in Europe, 9 in 10 are SMEs. They are present in every region and stand for both tradition and innovation in our industry. They are also at the heart of the Single Market. They may be small in scale, but they are big in impact.

They may be small in scale, but they are big in impact.

Each of them has a story to tell…