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New research published by Nature Food reveals food is primary driver of the EU-27’s outsized Ecological Footprint

One quarter of food consumed in the EU-27 originates from outside the region, highlighting the vulnerability of the EU’s food system GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – 14 SEPTEMBER – New research coordinated by Global Footprint Network’s sustainability scientists in collaboration with food system experts published the article “EU-27 Ecological Footprint was primarily driven by food consumption and... View Full Press release

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