EU Commission drags its feet on food waste

High-level decision makers at the European Commission are blocking its very own action plan to address food waste and to promote a sustainable food policy for Europe. Saying sorry will surely not be enough, writes MEP Bart Staes.

Bart Staes is a Belgian Green MEP and food spokesperson for the European Parliament's Greens Group.

Even when the European Parliament and some NGOs have called for 2014 to be “the year against food waste" and even at a time when citizens are more and more sensitive to this issue, the EC has been dragging its feet to publish a communication called 'Building a sustainable European food system'. It was announced that this communication would be published at the end of 2013, early 2014, after a very successful public consultation, end 2013, early 2014.

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