In the coming months the EU is expected to finalise a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with one of the largest net sugar exporters on the world market: Australia. For both parties, sugar has been characterised as a sensitive product and hasn’t yet been discussed. But Australia is pushing hard for more access to the EU [...]
CEFS DG new article: Sortir du carcan règlementaire pour regagner notre souveraineté alimentaire en assurant durablement notre indépendance énergétique.
Au fil des années le secteur du sucre ambitieux et performant s’est trouvé enserré par un carcan règlementaire à toutes les étapes de sa production. Plus récemment le Pacte vert et ses deux composantes « De la fourche à la fourchette » et « Fit for 55 » vont rajouter dans leur forme actuelle des [...]
CEFS DG new article: Escaping the regulatory straitjacket to regain our food sovereignty by sustainably ensuring our energy independence.
Over the years the sugar sector has been increasingly constrained by a regulatory straitjacket covering all stages of production. More recently, the Green Deal and its two components “Farm to Fork” and “Fit for 55” threaten to add multiple constraints that risk clashing with the formidable consequences of the Covid crisis and the Ukrainian war. [...]
We live in an era where food is subject to diktats and shifting fashions. One day the target is sugar, the next it is fats, often meat, more rarely alcohol. But with the huge growth in diets, nutritional advice, labelling and various colour codes, we no longer really know what we are eating, or what [...]
Taxonomy: a step in the right direction, but only a step Under the broad umbrella of the Green Deal, we are seeing the preparation of a raft of laws and delegated acts, all giving rise to consultations that have to be responded to. The agendas of EU trade associations today are full to the brim, [...]
Sugar has been at the centre of heated debates about its impact on our health, and as such it is often targeted by EU policy initiatives. If not properly framed, these initiatives will not deliver meaningful solutions to health issues. So, what is sugar and what is its role in a balanced diet? Sugar means [...]