Food

Sustainability labels and the carbon footprint of foods 

Friday 22 October 2021 | Gianluca De Feo
| OBC Transeuropa

If the European Union really wants to meet its Green Deal targets, food related emissions must be curbed. To that end, the introduction of "traffic light" sustainability labels could convince Europeans to cut down on their meat consumption.


Some Europeans don't eat enough fruit and vegetables 

Monday 14 October 2019 | Laszlo Arato
| EUrologus

Up to 30 percent of certain types of cancer could be prevented by eating proper amount of vegetables and fruits, according to scientific studies. However, Hungary has a poor record in both areas, especially in terms of vegetable consumption, in which it lags behind the entire European Union.


Will organic food feed the Europeans?

Tuesday 10 December 2019 | Antoine de Ravignan
| Alternatives Economiques

Organic food consumption has increased by more than 80% in seven years. To meet the demand, European countries are devoting more land to organic farming. What environmental impact does it have?


Food insecurity in the world

Friday 13 December 2019 | Alternatives Economiques

FAO, IFAD, WHO, WFP and UNICEF jointly produced a report on food insecurity around the world. It indicated that more than 820 million people are still suffering from hunger.


Europeans are getting heavier 

Wednesday 18 December 2019 | BiQdata

Europeans are getting heavier. One in three 30-year-olds weighs more than they should, and a full half of 40-year-olds are overweight. Only 44 per cent of people do some form of exercise at least once a week.


Europe is going veg  in depth

Tuesday 12 March 2019 | Andreas Vou
| Voxeurop

If the EU is serious about the environment, it can no longer ignore the connection between animal farming and carbon emissions. No wonder a growing number of Europeans are turning vegetarians or even vegans.


Crowdsourcing on food products

Thursday 11 July 2019 | Alternatives Economiques

Open Food Facts is a collaborative project that lists food products from around the world.


EU promotes meat, despite climate goals  in depth

Wednesday 13 March 2019 | Peter Teffer
| EUobserver

Meat and dairy are emissions-intensive when compared to vegetables and fruit, with carnivore diets leading to roughly double the amount of a vegetarian's greenhouse gas emissions.


Organic farming is on the march in Europe 

Wednesday 28 August 2019 | Céline Mouzon
| Alternatives Economiques

Rising demand, falling meat consumption: organic food is on a roll, and for good reason. An overview on production, distribution and consumption of organic goods in Europe, and on their environmental impact.