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2018-07-06 - Colloque/Présentation - poster - Anglais - 1 page(s)

Povilaityte-Petri Vitalija , Hammerl M., Duez Pierre , "Sustainable sourcing of medicinal food plants while respecting biodiversity: recent developments in the EU" in The 6th Annual Meeting of the Good Practice in Traditional Chinese Medicine Research Association (GP-TCM RA), London, UK, 2018

  • Codes CREF : Pharmacognosie (DI3410), Sciences pharmaceutiques (DI3400), Psychologie de l'environnement (DI425F), Ecologie (DI3123)
  • Unités de recherche UMONS : Chimie thérapeutique et Pharmacognosie (M136)
  • Instituts UMONS : Institut des Sciences et Technologies de la Santé (Santé)

Abstract(s) :

(Anglais) The European Business and Biodiversity Campaign is a partner consortium which supports companies from all industries in integrating biodiversity into their corporate management. The key initiative, funded by the EU LIFE Programme, aims to improve the biodiversity performance of standards and labels within the food industry, by (i) supporting standard organizations to include efficient biodiversity criteria into their schemes; and (ii) motivating food processing companies and retailers to include biodiversity criteria into their sourcing guidelines. This project also covers sustainable sourcing of medicinal plants used as food or food supplements. The EU LIFE Project “Biodiversity in Standards and Labels for the Food Industry” has been initiated by several partners: Global Nature Fund, Lake Constance Foundation, Agentur AUF! (Germany), the Fundación Global Nature (Spain), Solagro and agoodforgood (France) and Instituto Superior Técnico (Portugal). The sourcing guidelines and recommendations have been developed and published recently by the LIFE Food & Biodiversity project on effective biodiversity criteria for standards and labels for the food sector on sourcing while respecting biodiversity. They cover both wild harvesting and cultivation methodologies supporting conservation and restauration of biodiversity. On 1st of March 2018, Belgian Federal Public Service for Health, Food Chain Safety and Environment, in cooperation with LIFE Food & Biodiversity project, organised a networking event for policy makers, scientists, farmers and economic operators. The outcomes of the event will be discussed in the presentation. Brochure (December 2017), Lake Constance Foundation. Recommendations to improve biodiversity protection in policy and criteria of food standards and sourcing requirements of food companies and retailers.