Brussels, 4 December 2013 – European institutions must invest more in resource-efficient and healthy crops such as soy and other plant-based foods if they are to deliver on their commitment to move to more sustainable production and consumption. This was the conclusion of a panel discussion held today, hosted by the European Natural Soyfoods Manufacturers Association (ENSA) and MEP Bart Staes (Belgium, the Greens) to mark ENSA’s 10th anniversary and the launch of its reference guide “Growing appetite for a healthy and sustainable diet: Soyfood production and consumption in Europe”.

The reference guide, launched during the panel debate “10 years of driving sustainable food consumption and production – what’s next?” was created to highlight the latest trends in food supply and demand as well as the important role of plant-based foods in reducing the environmental footprint of agricultural production and providing healthy and wholesome products to European consumers.

ENSA Press Release: European Week of Soya 2013 – EU policy support for plant-based foods essential if Europe wants sustainable food production and consumption (PDF)