Food waste is prevalent throughout Europe — it is estimated that the EU wastes 88 million tonnes of food a year. The European Court of Auditors recently rebuked the EU’s inadequate and ineffective efforts in trying to reduce food waste, and highlighted the general lack of motivation in tackling the problem.
Parliament’s Environment Committee has just approved an own-initiative report on food waste.
1. How does the Commission intend to address the problem of food waste in the EU?
2. What measures will the EU take to raise the levels of donations of outdated food deemed safe to eat to people in need through charities, food banks and other channels?
3. What reforms in the Common Agricultural and Fisheries Policies must be undertaken to address the problem of food waste in the EU?