4th EU Platform on food waste and food loses focuses on consumers' role
Yesterday (24 May), the 4th Platform of Food waste and food loses took place in the context of the agri/food event AGROBALT in Vilnius, Lithuania. The Platform was an opportunity to take stock of the various achievements in the area in recent months. The specific focus of the meeting was the role of consumers in the fight against food waste. According to a 2015 Eurobarometer survey, 76% of EU citizens acknowledge that they have a role to play in the reduction of food waste. Commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis, in charge of Health and Food Safety, stressed that: "if, as consumers, we are given the opportunity and ability to prevent food waste, growing awareness and stimulating motivation to act can lead to durable changes in our daily lives.'' Main presentations made during the Platform can be found here.