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July 5, 2023

EU proposes sustainable use of natural resources rules

Food waste
More than half of the food that is wasted in the EU is generated by households (Photo: Charlie Bibby/Financial Times)

The new measures include steps EU member states can take to reduce both food and textile waste, as well as proposals for a soil-monitoring law and improved farming techniques.

The European Commission has adopted a vast package of measures covering soil health, food waste, textile waste, new genomic techniques, and plant and forest reproductive materials. The measures are aimed at delivering the nature part of the EU Green Deal, allowing the EU to meet the commitments of the Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework and strengthening the resilience of EU food systems and farming, the commission said.

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