On the start of the German Presidency of the European Council, CEFS publishes the EU sugar manufacturers' contribution to the Farm to Fork and Biodiversity Strategies. Click below to understand how EU Sugar Manufacturers wish to continue on their journey towards further sustainability and competitiveness. CEFS will be a partner in discussions to contribute to constructive and [...]
In January 2019, the EAT-Lancet Commission issued a report entitled “Food in the Anthropocene: the EAT–Lancet Commission on healthy diets from sustainable food systems”. This report makes a number of assertions that require clarification. CEFS addresses them in a document. Please click here to view.
The EU sugar industry: supporting labour markets, generating economic value in rural areas. Check out key figures on CEFS' latest infographic "The EU Sugar Industry at a Glance". See the infographic here.
BIC and fifteen organisations set out joint Vision for Europe’s bioeconomy future – a circular bio-society
This Vision will establish a sustainable and competitive bio-based industry in the EU enabling a circular bio-society by 2050. In this circular bio-society, informed citizens choose a sustainable way of life, supporting an economy that couples economic growth with societal well-being and respect for the environment. The Vision focuses on four key drivers: Foster food [...]
22 European organisations reiterate concern about the ECJ ruling on mutagenesis breeding & call upon Member States and the European Commission to initiate a legislative change that provides innovation-friendly rules. Download the .pdf here.
Sugar factories are bio-refineries that convert sugar beets into a range of processed agricultural and industrial products: sugar and other sweeteners produced using sugar, bioethanol, animal feed, biochemicals, and bioplastics, to name but a few. The EU sugar sector processes all available material, meaning almost no waste. In addition, energy consumption [...]