Plan to stop food waste becomes a dead letter: Barroso and the food lobby

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Food Waste Campaign in London, 2009. "Feeding the 5,000" free lunch feast to highlight the problem of food waste.

Barroso told environment commissioner Potočnik to block the paper before the May European elections.


Jose Manuel Barroso and his Secretary-General of the EU Commission Catherine Day have blocked an internal communication proposing an action plan to reduce food waste. According to Green Belgian MEP Bart Staes, burying the internal communication entitled "Building a Sustainable European Food System” was ‘a cynical war on common sense’ from the side of the Commission.

It is estimated that up to 30% of all food produced in the world is lost or wasted (repr...


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