Edible Science: Thoughts on Future of Food
Utopia or vision?
The change in the food sector through new technologies, innovations and concepts is mainly driven by global megatrends such as digitalization, urbanization, sustainability (climate change), overpopulation, individualization, health and "demographic change". In the future, it will be no longer possible to speak of vertical supply-chains, since mechanisms of the circular economy, for e.g. the use of biomass streams, are transforming the food system into an "ecosystem". In addition, all market players will be connected and interrelated.
METRO Regional Projects - Promoting sustainable agriculture and sustaining cultural heritage
“From the field to the plate” – This is the slogan for current and future projects of METRO and their partners in the METRO Cash & Carry countries. For specific information about the countries own projects click below.
Position to the "Non Paper": Better functioning of the Food Supply Chain
presented by Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Slovakia and Slovenia
Following METROs approach for a transparent and responsible lobbying of our interests and clearly stating our arguments and positions in a public debate, we wish to explain our arguments to some of the proposals mentioned by the ministers of Agriculture of seven EU- member states Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Slovakia and Slovenia. We invite you to a dialogue and look forward to your comments.
This article includes several parts:
Position: METRO's Own Brand Product Development
A contribution to the discussion on the quality of food in different countries
A number of governments and politicians in CEE countries and in Brussels have recently stated concerns that the food products sold in their markets seem to be of a lower quality than the products in other EU countries. The phenomenon of alleged “dual quality food” is also based on some studies carried on by Slovak, Czech, Hungarian authorities showing certain differences in taste, packaging, content, and color of products sold under the same brand-name in CEE and other EU countries.
Following METRO's approach for a transparent and responsible lobbying of our interests and clearly state our arguments and positions in a public debate we wish to explain the elements of our product policy for our own brands. We invite your for dialogue and looking forward to your comments.
METRO @ Seafood Expo Global in Brussels
METRO experts at several events, 25 April 2017
METRO showed high engagement at the Brussels Seafood Expo, 25 April 2017. METRO experts visited several events and emphasised the importance of seafood for the company.
News from Brussels / Week 13 - 17 March 2017
Last week the European Parliament adopted the new regulation on official controls to increase Member States’ ability to prevent, eliminate or reduce health risks throughout the food supply chain. The European Parliament also adopted several reports on food waste, recycling and landfills -the so-called “waste package”. Commissioner Cecilia Malsmtröm was in Singapore to try to re-launch trade talks between the EU and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).