Newsletter December 2014

December 5th 2014

One week to go! Yes, we’re only a few days away from LiveWell for LIFE’s final conference. On 11 December we’ll be welcoming 200 leading food, environment and health experts – from across the policy, civil society and business sectors – to Thon Hotel EU. Here we’ll look at the need for a global food strategy, and the role policymakers and business leaders alike play in encouraging sustainable food consumption. Read more about the conference.If you’re unable to attend in person, you can join us on Twitter. Follow us on @LiveWellFood, and use #LWevents14 in your tweets. We’ll also be live streaming the event, please follow us on http://youtu.be/ju1RgAfIFS0.

But for now, let’s have a look at what we’ve been up to since September and what’s happening around Europe.

Serving up healthy, sustainable food in the heart of Brussels

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LiveWell for LIFE has been cooking up a storm at the European Parliament. Together with Euro-Toques we’ve served up healthy, sustainable food – and even showed our MEPs how to cook this! Over the last few months we’ve implemented a sustainable food programme which included three live cooking demonstrations at different Parliament canteens and restaurants. On top of this, a daily LiveWell dish will be served at the Restaurant Self until the end of this year.

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LiveWell’s second Twitter chat

apples_WEB_233185On 22 October LiveWell for LIFE and Alpro – a soy based food and drink company – explored how businesses can promote sustainable food consumption. We looked at the challenges and opportunities businesses face when working towards a fairer, healthier food system

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The LiveWell roadshow

The LiveWell Roadshow has come to an end, but what a tour it’s been! Since September we’ve been present at four more shows, from Glasgow to Berlin, and London to Milan.

Food MattersFood Matters Live

Food Matters Live took place in London 18-20 November – was an inspiring and innovative event dedicated to food, health and nutrition. It brought together thousands of visitors from the worlds of food retail, manufacturing, research, health, nutrition and public policy. LiveWell was one of over 200 exhibitors showcasing developments in nutrition and health.

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6th International Forum on Food and Nutrition6th International Forum on Food and Nutrition

Hosted by the Barilla Center for Food & Nutrition Foundation, this two-day event celebrated young researchers interested in proposing sustainable solutions in the agrifood system. It also offered a wide-ranging debate on the main food-related topics which characterised 2014 and on the challenges facing the entire agrifood system. The LiveWell team was delighted to be part of an event dedicated to exploring the value of food.

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Café crossfire debate report: Better diets: what’s the EU cooking?

Healthy people, healthy planetRead the report prepared by Sebastian Moffett, an independent rapporteur present at the Café Crossfire Evening Debate Better diets: what’s the EU cooking. This debate took place on the occasion of LiveWell’s third and final workshop: Facilitating the adoption of healthy, sustainable diets in the EU.

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The France Pavilion at Expo Milano 2015

Pavillion FranceFrance’s participation at Expo Milano 2015 reflects a strong desire to provide practical solutions to our current food system. Their pavilion will focus on preserving quality of products – as well as the environment – whilst providing nourishment for the entire planet. WWF France hopes to be there, bringing LiveWell messages with them. Panda ranking.

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