G20: €210 million in food assistance for most vulnerable worldwide

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Ahead of the G20 Summit in Bali, the Commission is stepping up support to help those most affected by the devastating effects of rising food insecurity globally. A new humanitarian aid package of €210 million will be provided in 15 countries to meet their […]

How agribusiness can tackle the food crisis – an expert explains

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Lukas Bester, Freelance Researcher and Writer – World Economic Forum, Sustainable Development Consultant in Emerging Markets, Linda Lacina, Digital Editor, World Economic Forum The World Food Programme has dubbed 2022 a ‘year of unprecedented hunger.’ Hunger levels, always […]

Here’s how the food and energy crises are connected

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kate Whiting, Senior Writer, Formative Content Global food prices hit a record high in March and the number of people facing acute food insecurity has more than doubled since 2019, according to the World Food Programme, as COVID-19, […]

Businesses have a role to play in achieving global food security. This is what they can do

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Margarita Lysenkova, Manager – Sector Program, Global Reporting Initiative Almost half of the world’s calorie intake is derived from essential crops, such as maize, rice and wheat. Ukraine and Russia account for 29% of global wheat exports and […]

The supply chain is dead: Why we must build a ‘living supply chain’ for food

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: James Rogers, CEO, Apeel Sciences The food chain has become a more mainstream discussion since conflict, COVID-19 and the climate crisis have laid bare its dependencies and risks. Our supply chain for perishable items, such as food, has […]

Food security: EU to step up its support to African, Caribbean and Pacific countries in response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission adopted today a proposal to mobilise €600 million from the reserves of the European Development Fund to address the current food security crisis aggravated by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. These funds will support African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries to cope with the […]

Let’s put food where it belongs – at the centre

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Geraldine Matchett, Co-Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, Royal DSM Food systems around the globe are structurally under threat due to overpopulation, urbanization, and climate change. Change can be achieved through sustainable food production, improved access to […]

How the Ukraine war is driving up food and energy prices for the world

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Robin Pomeroy, Podcast Editor, World Economic Forum The war in Ukraine is having a big impact on food and energy prices worldwide. Two experts explain why, and suggest what might be the longer-term implications. Subscribe to the podcast: […]

New EU farm to fork strategy to make our food healthier and more sustainable

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. MEPs present plans revamping the EU’s food systems, to produce healthier food, ensure food security, a fair income for farmers and reduce agriculture’s environmental footprint. Parliament welcomes the Farm to Fork strategy and underlines the importance of producing sustainable and healthy food to achieve […]

Can you eat to save the climate?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Chiara Cecchini, Global Shaper, Sunyani Hub, Future Food Institute There’s a growing interest in climate-friendly foods, but consumers find it hard to know if the food choices they make are environmentally sustainable; From ready-made snacks to algae, cacti […]

This NASA-inspired technology converts carbon dioxide into food. Here’s how

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Victoria Masterson, Senior Writer, Formative Content NASA-based technology is being used to turn carbon dioxide into food and bio-based products. Kiverdi in California is using the tech to create the world’s first ‘air-based meat’. It could also help […]

Could dehydrating meat and vegetables help solve the global food waste problem?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Natalie Marchant, Writer, Formative Content A food-tech company in Mumbai is converting farm food waste into preserved produce using dehydration technology. Dehydrating goods such as vegetables and meat keeps nutrients at peak level and boosts food security for […]

Alternative proteins will transform food, mitigate climate change and drive profits. Here’s how

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Benjamin Morach, Managing Director and Partner, Boston Consulting Group & Juergen Rogg, Managing Director and Partner, Boston Consulting Group & Michael Brigl, Managing Director and Senior Partner, Boston Consulting Group Plant-based, microorganism- and animal cell-based alternatives to animal […]

Dual food quality: Commission releases study on sensory differences in food products

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the Commission published the results of the second part of an EU-wide quality comparison of food products marketed under the same branding, a study conducted by the Joint Research Centre (JRC). The first part of the study, published in 2019, focused on differences […]

How data is driving sustainability in food retail

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Tuuli Sarvilinna, Senior VP, Electronic Controllers & Services, Danfoss Climate Solutions, Danfoss Internet of Things (IoT) solutions are helping food retailers to maintain the quality and safety of our food using the least amount of energy possible. IoT […]

World Food Day: How soon will we be eating lab-grown meat?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kate Whiting, Senior Writer, Formative Content 16 October is World Food Day. The global population is growing and demand for some meat products is expected to rise as much as 88% by 2050, while global hunger is also […]

Cultivating mental well-being while tackling food insecurity

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Ruth Yan, a graduate-entry medical student at University College Cork (Ireland). She is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writer and do not necessarily reflect IFMSA’s […]

Africa is facing a food crisis due to COVID-19. These seeds could help prevent it

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Christopher Ochieng Ojiewo, Principal Scientist, ICRISAT (International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics) in Nairobi, Kenya & Rohit Pillandi, Senior Communication Officer, ICRISAT (International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics) in Hyderabad, India Sub-Saharan Africa is […]

How powering food storage could end hunger

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Roberto Ridolfi, Director, Sustainable Growth and Development, European Commission & Olivier Dubois, Senior Natural Resources Officer, Energy programme, Food and Agriculture Organization More than 250 million tonnes of food is wasted annually in developing countries. Increased access to […]

Hungary: Commission takes next step in the infringement procedure for non-provision of food in transit zones

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the European Commission decided to address a reasoned opinion to Hungary concerning the non-provision of food to persons held in the Hungarian transit zones at the border with Serbia. This concerns persons whose applications for international protection have been rejected, and who are waiting […]

EU leading in global agri-food trade

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. In a report published today, the EU confirms for yet another year its position as largest global exporter of agri-food products, with EU exports reaching €138 billion in 2018. Agriculture products represent a solid share of 7% of the value of EU total goods […]

How fixing broken food systems can help us meet all the SDGs

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Paul Stokes, Co-founder, Managed Security Forum, Prevalent AI Global leaders have set themselves a series of ambitious goals and targets in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Ending hunger by 2030 (SDG 2) or reducing premature mortality from […]

Millions of people eat octopus- here’s why we shouldn’t

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: David Knowles, Digital Media Specialist, World Economic Forum Farming octopuses is not only unethical but deeply damaging to the environment, scientists say. From the Mediterranean to the Sea of Japan, octopuses are considered a culinary delicacy, and demand is […]

16 foods that are good for you – and the planet

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Charlotte Edmond, Formative Content Agriculture is already one of the biggest contributors to global warming. The greenhouse gases released in the form of methane from cattle and rice farms, nitrous oxide from fertilized fields, and carbon dioxide from deforestation […]

Food safety: Enhancing consumer trust in EU risk assessment and authorisation

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Draft rules to ensure the EU risk assessment procedure for food safety is more transparent and independent were informally agreed with the Romanian Presidency. The new rules, agreed on Monday night, aim to improve transparency in risk assessment and ensure that studies submitted by […]

Where does our food come from? Here’s why we need to know

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Saswati Bora, Head of Food Systems Innovation, World Economic Forum & Joshua Katz, Partner, Global Agriculture Practice, McKinsey & Company Despite the central role that food plays for humanity, we as consumers tend to know very little about it: […]

Food system failures in our age of abundance

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ertharin Cousin, Distinguished Fellow, Center on Food Security and the Environment, Stanford University Twelve-year-old Lena is growing up poor and malnourished on Chicago’s West Side. She buys Blue Juice and Hot Chips from the corner store on her way […]

Food safety: more transparency, better risk prevention

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. MEPs want the European Food Safety Agency to publish safety studies before a product is authorised to go on to the market. A proposal to allow the European Food Safety Agency (EFSA) to work more efficiently and transparently was adopted by Parliament on Tuesday […]

This is what happens when a school swaps french fries for quinoa

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Mauricio Rodas Espinel, Mayor of Quito, Municipality of Quito In Quito, about 70% of the deaths are caused by non-communicable diseases like hypertension and diabetes. Obesity is a primary risk factor, and here – like just about everywhere […]

5 ways to go green in your own kitchen

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: David Yeung, Co-founder and CEO, Green Monday I became vegetarian back in 2001 for one simple reason: I didn’t want to cause animals to suffer. A few years later, I was stunned to find out that in addition […]

The EU Parliament unanimously rejects Commission’s ideas about ‘seeds’

Yesterday the European Parliament rejected by 650 votes to 15 the new Regulation on seeds for sowing. The draft law was introduced in the legislative by EU Commissioner Dacian Cioloș. Undeniably, the extent of the negative vote is an indication that ‘something is rotten in the state’ of Berlaymont. The Romanian Commissioner even refused to […]

Eurozone: In vicious cycle of disinflation and unemployment?

Eurostat, the EU statistical service, announced late yesterday evening that in December unemployment remained at the persistently high level of 12% since October, while inflation took a new downwards turn to 0.7% in January, from 0.8% in December. It’s difficult to say which one of the two developments is more alarming. On both accounts Eurozone […]

EU signs with Canada historic trade agreement, others to follow

The announcement of the conclusion of the EU-Canada free trade agreement yesterday not only opens a new chapter in the history of EU-Canada relations, but the solutions agreed in sensitive chapters, like agriculture and animal products and public procurement will serve as a base for the under negotiation similar pact with the US. The Prime […]