FEFAC, DAKOFO, and FS representing respectively the European, Danish, and Swedish feed industries welcome stakeholders to join them at the 30th FEFAC Congress. The event, which will be held in Ystad, Sweden, from June 14-16, 2023, will be dedicated to the Resilience of Sustainable EU food production systems – Role of circular feed.
Considering the current EU energy crisis debate on EU food security and resilience of the EU agri-food chain, the congress explores how the European feed industry can assist the livestock and aquaculture sectors in meeting the EU Green Deal and sustainable food systems targets while providing affordable foodstuffs of animal origin to citizens.
“The upcycling of nutrients through farm animals, converting secondary raw materials to highly bioavailable nutrients for human consumption, is an important part of our license to produce as European feed manufacturers. We can provide many concrete examples already, allowing us to increase the share in feed formulations of circular feed, not competing with direct human food use. However, we recommend a critical review of current bottlenecks in the EU regulatory framework that restrict circularity in EU food systems through animal nutrition, to allow for further optimization of our circular economy potential in the forthcoming EU Sustainable Food Systems Framework,” said Asbjørn Børsting, FEFAC’s president.
“The European feed industry has an important role to play in the overall ambition for sustainability. In this transition, several important interests must be balanced and we can clearly see that circular flows will play an increasingly important role. From the Swedish side, we appreciate the chance to delve into this together with our European colleagues and to learn from our common best knowledge. In these troubling times, we need each other more than ever and our collaboration through FEFAC is of great importance to us all,” said Jan Rundqvist, FS’s president.
Find more information and register here.