On October 16th, we celebrate international World Food Day. This day was established in honour of the founding of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations in 1945. World Food Days have been with us for 41 years.
Every year, a Catalan person wastes 34 kilos of food. This means that Catalonia wastes over 250 million kilos of perfectly fine food ever year. In a time where people are growing more conscious of the food that they eat and the impact it has on our planet, this data encouraged the Autonomous Region of Catalunya to apply several strategies to reduce food waste.
You are sitting in your office, while the sun is burning or you are at home with your children during their summer school vacations. How delicious and refreshing would be an ice cream now? Why do I ask you these questions? I try to show you that innovative business models and regional food production concern your everyday life much more than you might think. Moreover, you can have tasty ice cream or other delicious food, whilst supporting your own region and local food economy. Got your attention? Fantastic!
Sustainable food systems are at the heart of EU Green Deal. With the publication of the Farm to Fork Strategy on 20 May 2020, the Commission took the first step towards a new, sustainability-focused EU agri-food policy. A strategy that also creates new opportunities for local food initiatives.