European institutions must invest more in resource-efficient and healthy crops such as soy and other plant-based foods if they are to deliver on their commitment to move to more sustainable production and consumption.
This was the conclusion of a panel discussion last, to mark ENSA’s 10th anniversary and launch of the reference guide “Growing appetite for a healthy and sustainable diet: Soyfood production and consumption in Europe”.
The event was hosted by the European Natural Soyfoods Manufacturers Association (ENSA) and MEP Bart Staes from the Belgium Green Party.
The reference guide, launched during the panel debate “10 years of driving sustainable food consumption and production – what’s next?” was created to highlight the latest trends in food supply and demand.
It also stressed the important role of plant-based foods in reducing the environmental footprint of agricultural production and providing healthy and wholesome products to European consumers.
(Source – http://www.blackseagrain.net/novosti/eu-policy-support-for-plant-based-foods-essential)