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What if intensification of farming could enhance biodiversity?

06-03-2017

Could introducing more precision agriculture in Europe allow us to obtain food resilience, while ensuring sustainability and jobs, and taking into account the EU’s wide agricultural diversity? Precision agriculture (PA), or precision farming, involves using technology to improve the ratio between agricultural output (usually food) and agricultural input (land, energy, water, fertilisers, pesticides, etc.). PA consists of using sensors to identify crop or livestock needs precisely (in space or time ...

Could introducing more precision agriculture in Europe allow us to obtain food resilience, while ensuring sustainability and jobs, and taking into account the EU’s wide agricultural diversity? Precision agriculture (PA), or precision farming, involves using technology to improve the ratio between agricultural output (usually food) and agricultural input (land, energy, water, fertilisers, pesticides, etc.). PA consists of using sensors to identify crop or livestock needs precisely (in space or time), and then intervening in a targeted way to maximise the productivity of each plant and animal, whilst minimising any waste of resources.

Food Contact Materials – How to Ensure Food Safety and Technological Innovation in the Future?

31-03-2016

The document summarises the presentations and discussions which took place in the course of the workshop on Food Contact Materials, held on 26 January 2016. The aim of the workshop was to provide background information and advice for the members of the ENVI Committee and to provide input for the EP draft implementation report on Regulation (EC) No 1935/2004. At the workshop, many of the speakers - including representatives of NGOs, industry and academia - called for further harmonisation of legislation ...

The document summarises the presentations and discussions which took place in the course of the workshop on Food Contact Materials, held on 26 January 2016. The aim of the workshop was to provide background information and advice for the members of the ENVI Committee and to provide input for the EP draft implementation report on Regulation (EC) No 1935/2004. At the workshop, many of the speakers - including representatives of NGOs, industry and academia - called for further harmonisation of legislation governing food contact materials. As regards non-harmonised food contact materials, there was a general agreement regarding the need for EU level guidelines to support the risk assessment, enforcement and compliance of such materials.

Ekstern forfatter

Frank Alleweldt, Agathe Osinski, Xenia Trier, Gitte Alsing-Pedersen

Speeding up authorisation of novel foods

20-10-2015

In December 2013, the European Commission presented a proposal to clarify the definition of novel foods, take into account new technologies in food-making, and streamline and speed up the authorisation process. The proposal also seeks to make it easier for traditional foods from countries outside the European Union (EU) to enter the EU market. A compromise following negotiations in trilogue is awaiting a vote in the October III plenary session.

In December 2013, the European Commission presented a proposal to clarify the definition of novel foods, take into account new technologies in food-making, and streamline and speed up the authorisation process. The proposal also seeks to make it easier for traditional foods from countries outside the European Union (EU) to enter the EU market. A compromise following negotiations in trilogue is awaiting a vote in the October III plenary session.

Food Safety: State-of-Play, Current and Future Challenges

15-10-2014

Food safety seeks to strike a balance between guaranteeing a high level of public health, environmental and consumer protection, while at the same time providing a stable regulatory environment for actors in the food chain. Food safety challenges relate to cross-cutting issues such as globalisation and climate change, as well as to specific cases – e.g. persistent episodes of food borne illness, Endocrine Disruptors and nanotechnology, particularly in the context of current and future regulation ...

Food safety seeks to strike a balance between guaranteeing a high level of public health, environmental and consumer protection, while at the same time providing a stable regulatory environment for actors in the food chain. Food safety challenges relate to cross-cutting issues such as globalisation and climate change, as well as to specific cases – e.g. persistent episodes of food borne illness, Endocrine Disruptors and nanotechnology, particularly in the context of current and future regulation and non-regulatory actions. This document was provided by Policy Department A for the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Committee (ENVI).

Ekstern forfatter

Robert Pederson (Food Policy Consultants) and Guillermo Hernández (Milieu Ltd)

State of the Art Report on 'Options for Sustainable Food Processing' (Part of the Project 'Technology Options for Feeding 10 Billion People')

15-11-2013

Innovations in food processing techniques can significantly contribute to meeting the needs of the future 10 billion world inhabitants with respect to quality, quantity and sustainability of their food intake. The present study provides an expert judgment for the potential of new and emerging technologies to enhance sustainability in the food processing sector. It includes the following technologies: sensor technology, sustainable packaging and refrigeration climate control, non-thermal pasteurisation ...

Innovations in food processing techniques can significantly contribute to meeting the needs of the future 10 billion world inhabitants with respect to quality, quantity and sustainability of their food intake. The present study provides an expert judgment for the potential of new and emerging technologies to enhance sustainability in the food processing sector. It includes the following technologies: sensor technology, sustainable packaging and refrigeration climate control, non-thermal pasteurisation and sterilisation, nano- and micro technology, innovative processes for utilisation of by-products, alternative processes requiring less energy or water, plant-based meat alternatives and information and knowledge transfer. For each technology the direct impact (reduced losses, energy and water use) as well as the indirect impact (food losses, suboptimal utilisation and unnecessary quality decay within the supply chain) are described, as well as their contribution to the areas of improvement of the European food processing industry (new and better food products, resource efficient manufacturing processes, integrated and transparent supply chains and enhanced innovation capacity).

Ekstern forfatter

H.C. Langelaan, F. Pereira da Silva, U. Thoden van Velzen, J. Broeze, A.M. Matser and M. Vollebregt (Wageningen UR Food & Biobased Research) , K. Schroën (Wageningen University Food Process Engineering)

Nanotechnology in the Food Sector (TA-SWISS study translation)

15-12-2009

The study was commissioned by TA-SWISS and conducted by the Institute of Applied Ecology (Freiburg, D). It was subsequently trans-lated by STOA into English. STOA gratefully acknowledges the chance to make it available for discussion in the European Parliament. All rights of the original publication in German continue to be held by vdf Hochschulverlag AG an der ETH Zürich. All rights of this edition in English are held by the European Parliament. Abstarct The study by the Centre for Technology Assessment ...

The study was commissioned by TA-SWISS and conducted by the Institute of Applied Ecology (Freiburg, D). It was subsequently trans-lated by STOA into English. STOA gratefully acknowledges the chance to make it available for discussion in the European Parliament. All rights of the original publication in German continue to be held by vdf Hochschulverlag AG an der ETH Zürich. All rights of this edition in English are held by the European Parliament. Abstarct The study by the Centre for Technology Assessment TA-SWISS pro-vides an overview of nanomaterials already used in the food sector. Today, nanotechnology is virtually insignificant in terms of environ-mentally sound and health-promoting nutrition, and even in the future it is only likely to play a relatively subordinate role in making nutrition more sustainable. But nanotechnology is already used in food packag-ing, an area that is regarded as having considerable potential for innovation. The study assesses these products in respect of environ-mental issues and sustainability, showing the direction that future developments might take and where there is a need for caution.

Ekstern forfatter

Martin Möller, Ulrike Eberle, Andreas Hermann, Katja Moch, Britta Stratmann (Institute for Applied Ecology, Freiburg and Darmstadt, Germany)

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