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Data & Trends 2021 shows that the EU food and drink industry employs 4.5 million people, generates a turnover of €1.1 trillion and €222 billion in value added, making it a major contributor to the EU economy. In almost half of the EU’s 27 Member States, the food and drink industry is the largest manufacturing employer. This year’s edition includes the latest data on the bioeconomy, the EU-UK food...

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FoodDrinkEurope signs Code of Conduct (www.fooddrinkeurope.eu)

The European Commission, alongside industry stakeholders, officially launched the EU Code of Conduct on Responsible Food Business and Marketing Practices, another deliverable under the Commission's Farm to Fork Strategy. This Code is an essential part of the EU's efforts to increase the availability and affordability of healthy and sustainable food options that help reduce our overall environmental footprint.  It has been developed with EU...

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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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