03 June 2020

Most EU consumers open to eat more sustainably but face hurdles, new survey shows

How much attention do you pay to the impact of your food choices on the environment? Are you willing to cut down on red meat? Is the government doing enough to promote sustainable food? Those are some of the questions several national consumer groups asked to Europeans in a survey spanning 11 countries, coordinated by BEUC. Today, BEUC unveils the results in a new report, just two weeks after the European Commission presented its blueprint for sustainable food and farming.
20 May 2020

‘Farm to Fork’: EU makes welcome strides towards greener and healthier food

Today, the European Commission has unveiled its much-awaited ‘Farm to Fork’ Strategy for shifting EU food production and consumption onto a more sustainable path. BEUC welcomes the EU Commission’s plans to make food healthier and greener.
28 April 2020

Our work areas

Consumers expect the food on their plate to be of good quality and safe. But this is not always the case, as recent safety-related scandals have brought to light. Since food safety cannot be taken for granted, BEUC’s role is to ensure that consumers can trust in a safe food supply in the EU.

Also, while new technologies have the potential to bring benefits to consumers, they must be closely monitored as they may also present health risks.

For BEUC, consumers should be able to make informed choices – be it by having clear and understandable information on food packaging, or ensuring that health messages on food products are scientifically justified. BEUC also works to ensure vulnerable groups such as children are not targeted with unhealthy foods high in fat, salt and sugar.

Our objectives

  • Facilitate informed and healthy choices by consumers, including vulnerable groups
  • Prevent misleading information and ensure that information can be trusted
  • Protect children from the promotion of unhealthy food
  • Ensure food sold to consumers is safe and sustainable

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The European Consumer Organisation
Europäischer Verbraucherverband
Bureau Européen des Unions de Consommateurs

Rue d'Arlon, 80 Bte 1 
B - 1040 Bruxelles

Tel: +32 2 743 15 93
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Senior Food Policy Officer
Camille Perrin
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Food Policy Officer
Emma Calvert
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Senior Communications Officer
Pauline Constant
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Secretary
Carmen Martin