EFSA is the European Food Safety Authority. EFSA tells us that today, World Food Day 2013, the theme is Sustainable Food Systems for Food Security and Nutrition. Food security, not just a simple belief that all food gets eaten. Nutrition, not just a simple count of how much energy is in the food people eat.
Here’s more about what EFSA does. It’s about people’s food but that’s not all. ‘EFSA’s remit covers food and feed safety, nutrition, animal health and welfare, plant protection and plant health. In carrying out its work, EFSA also considers the possible impact of the food chain on the biodiversity of plant and animal habitats. The Authority performs environmental risk assessments of genetically modified crops, pesticides, feed additives, and plant pests. In all these fields, EFSA’s most critical commitment is to provide objective and independent science-based advice and clear communication grounded in the most up-to-date scientific information and knowledge.’