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Press releases | 14 November 2023

EUFIC launches Whole Grains Campaign to Inspire Uptake of Whole Grains and Revert Health Risks

On November 15th, on the occasion of the 5th International Whole Grains Day, the European Food Information Council (EUFIC) launches a campaign that aims to highlight the positive impact of whole grain on nutrition, wellbeing, and sustainability and to inspire Belgian citizens to integrate these nutritious choices into their daily diets. Science-based articles and infographics, including easy tips to increase whole grain intake, as well as social media challenges aim to help consumers make the switch.

Press releases | 26 October 2023

European initiatives address vital role of citizens in food system transformation

To address this crucial issue of food system transformation, the European Food Information Council (EUFIC), in partnership with FOODTRIALS, ALL-Ready, CLEVERFOOD and FOODPathS, hosted the event “Mobilising Citizens For Change” dedicated to showcasing success stories and initiatives that highlight the role of citizens in transforming food systems. This event aimed to accelerate food system transformations by fostering collaboration among diverse stakeholders, from national to international levels.

Press releases | 24 October 2023

New Food Facts community to empower media and scientists to fight food misinformation together

Join the Food Facts Community to debunk food misinformation and help build public science literacy

Press releases | 10 October 2023

DRG4FOOD’s first Open Call Gives up to €300,000 to pilot projects building a trustworthy data-driven food system

The EU funded Horizon project DRG4Food, a leading accelerator for advancing sustainable solutions in the food industry, releases its first open call of €950,000, aimed at supporting three pilot projects for up to €300,000 to develop and implement baseline enablers advancing alternative approaches food system data sharing. Researchers, startups, SMEs, and technology adopters in the agri-food tech sector are welcome to submit their pilot projects as part of small consortia.

Press releases | 29 September 2023

What kind of food waster are you? Food waste quiz aims to boost citizens’ food management skills

On September 29th, on the occasion of the International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste, convened by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the European Food Information Council (EUFIC) is launching a one-month food waste campaign, together with a new quiz "Evaluate Your Food Waste Practices!" to encourage citizens to take simple steps at home and positively contribute to the larger challenge. Quiz and awareness raising materials are available in English, Spanish, Italian, French and German.

Press releases | 25 September 2023

The FOX project announces its Final Conference: “Small-Scale, Big Impact: Innovative Approaches for Local Food Processing”

Shortening food supply chains is one of the key aspects to stimulate the uptake of sustainable food systems transformation: what if we could bring food processing closer to farmers in an economically feasible way? FOX – Food Processing in a Box, a Horizon 2020 funded project, is set to host its highly anticipated final conference “Small-Scale, Big Impact: Innovative Approaches for Local Food Processing” on the 26th of September 2023 in Brussels, discussing the environmental and economic advantages of utilizing mobile processing containers in the European fruits and vegetables sector.

Press releases | 22 June 2023

New tools to advance personalised nutrition released by EU project Stance4Health

Due to unhealthy lifestyles, non-communicable diseases (NCDs) – such as obesity, type 2 diabetes, and heart diseases – are on the rise, representing by far the leading cause of mortality across the EU. To fight this wave, the EU-funded project Stance4Health has worked during the past five years on how personalised nutrition (PN), based on insights from the gut microbiome, can improve human health and well-being.

Press releases | 07 June 2023

Early detection of food risks with AI and Big Data

Emerging risks in the food chain are increasingly impacting our daily lives. How can food industry and authorities leverage technologies like AI and Big data in the future to improve both the safety, healthiness and sustainability of our food? The new EU-funded project HOLiFOOD answers this question by using AI and Big Data to develop early warning systems that will protect consumers from food safety risks. It will transform, the risk analysis framework from reactive to proactive, to support the transition to a sustainable and secure food system.

Press releases | 29 May 2023

Transforming healthier food for a healthier planet: World Microbiome Day 2023 shines a spotlight on microbiomes for sustainable & healthy diets

To raise awareness of this crucial topic, this year's World Microbiome Day, which takes place once again on June 27th, will focus on celebrating the microbiome's remarkable role in our lives. World Microbiome Day will develop a set of resources that will be available on their website for people to use and carry out a range of activities, including a special online webinar focusing on the importance of diet and the microbiome in terms of health benefits, food production and looking at sustainable food choices and agri-industry systems.