It is becoming increasingly clear that the way that we produce, consume, and discard food is having a huge impact on our health and that of our environment.
From soil degradation, to unhealthy diets and the preventable burden of non-communicable diseases, the food system lies at the heart of some of our most pressing issues.
The EU now stands at a tipping point in reversing current nutritional trends, reducing the pressure on the environment and ensuring a fair transition of food systems.
But the question is: what steps need to be taken to ensure that this balance tips in the right direction?
In this event report, EURACTIV takes a comprehensive look at European food systems, exploring the integrated approach needed to reset food systems, engage future generations and facilitate a nutrition transition.
The EU is currently at a ‘tipping point’ when it comes to nutritional challenges, according to a new report, which highlights the urgent need for an integrated approach to ensure the balance tips in the right direction.
Europe's vision of the future of food systems needs to be improved with a focus on young generations, who will be putting into practice the Farm to Fork strategy (F2F), according to Riccardo Valentini, a prominent agricultural expert, who warned that "everything in this transition that is done without young people is a waste of money".
The average European wastes their own weight in discarded food each year, and, worryingly for both our health and sustainability, more than half of the adult European population is overweight. Alongside this, agriculture is responsible for around 10 per cent …