A group of investors worth $1.25 trillion in assets are urging 16 food companies to accelerate the switch to sustainable, plant-based proteins. The 40 institutional investors are part of the FAIRR Initiative, which aims to raise awareness of the material risks posed by industrial animal production on investment portfolios. It has targeted 16 food companies, including Kraft Heinz, Nestlé, Unilever, Tesco, Walmart and General Mills, and is urging them to identify their plans to respond to this risk with a particular focus on diversifying into plant-based sources of protein as a key strategy.
On 20th June EUVEPRO’s Chairman Yves Goemans took over PFP presidency for a 1 year mandate. In this function as newly elected PFP President presented the Policy Recommendations of Primary Food Processors at PFP’s Annual Forum in the European Parliament.
PFP Primary Food Processors at their European Parliament Roundtable reminded decision makers and key food chain stakeholders of the importance of a competitive primary food sector. The well-attended event was hosted by MEP Paolo De Castro.
The EU Food and Feed Chain (FFC) brings together EU stakeholders in the area of production, trade and use of agricultural products whose members are directly impacted by EU policies related to GMOs. FFC partners are deeply concerned about the new delays in the European Commission’s decision-making process regarding the authorisation of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) for food, feed and imports, as well as the potential effects of these delays on the EU agri-food chain, and addressed these concerns on a letter to key decision makers in April 2016.
Wageningen/LEI researchers presented a summary of PFP study "Primary Food Processing - Cornerstone of Plant-based food production and bio-economy in Europe": please find here the link to the final study as published: link to study