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Exactly a year ago, the European Commission published its Farm to Fork Strategy with an ambition to make the EU’s food systems truly sustainable – something we wholeheartedly support. The European food manufacturing industry is made up of over 291,000 businesses operating in every corner of Europe and we are convinced that the recovery from Covid-19 should be underpinned by a green economy and a commitment to healthier living. More

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When Ursula von der Leyen launched the Commission’s Green Deal ambition just over a year ago, none of us could have predicted the devastating events that would follow as Covid-19 swept across the globe, knocking us all off course. Looking to 2021, our industry remains as dedicated as ever to achieving more sustainable food systems and helping the Commission meet its Green Deal goals, as we continue to work through Covid-19 to keep food on the table. The pandemic h...

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FoodDrinkEurope’s Data & Trends 2020 report (www.fooddrinkeurope.eu)

The latest edition of FoodDrinkEurope’s Data & Trends 2020 report, offers a comprehensive statistics and insights on the EU food and drink industry. Data & Trends 2020 shows that the EU food and drink industry employs 4.82 million people, generates a turnover of €1.2 trillion and €266 billion in value added, making it the largest manufacturing industry in the EU. In half of the EU’s 27 Member States, the food and drink industry is the big...

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  Considerable decrease in production, turnover and a marginal dip in manufacturing prices In Q2 2020, EU food and drink industry production decreased by 9.6% compared to the previous quarter. EU food and drink industry turnover decreased by 10.1% compared to the previous quarter. The year-on-year comparison shows that the decline in food and drink industr...

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Packaging waste is one of the major environmental challenges we face today. In 2017, the average person in Europe wasted a record 173kg of packaging – much of it plastic – wasting resources and putting additional strain on our already fragile environment. Given much of this waste comes from food and drink packs, our industry takes the issue seriously. That’s why we fully support the European Commission’s Circular Economy ambitions and the...

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