Seeking opportunities for future sustainable food and agriculture policies

13.11.2015 By: Transfer LBC

On the 9th and 10th of November, Kathy Franco, from our partner Transfer LBC, visited various representatives of the European Commission in Brussels.

The purpose of her visit was, on the one hand, to present the objectives of the project and discuss the preliminary results on the perception of retailers and consumers towards the Zero Residues brand. On this basis, it was stressed that consumers increasingly demand products that have less contact with chemical treatments and that they are more and more interested in knowing the traceability of what they eat. However, more awareness on the part of dealers is still needed, since we have perceived difficulties in entering the market.

On the other hand, we are seeking opportunities so that the project results will influence future food policies sustainable. We are trying to make large supermarkets pressure producers and distributors so that the latter produce with less chemicals or residue-free products.

The visit was supported by the distribution project leaflets in order to inform the different representatives.

In the photos below we can see our colleague Kathy Franco with Sandra Salgado (Head of the Department of Business Innovation - Delegation of Acciò-Brussels), Rebeca Fernandez (Head of Research & Development-Manager food Policy, Science and R&D FOODDRINK Europe) and Dorte Pardo (Desk Officer of DG ENV, head of the Department of the Environment for the LIFE+ programme).