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Annex 1 - Donation of unsold consumable food to charities (written declaration)

Written declaration 0061/2015, submitted under Rule 136(4), by Hugues Bayet, Angélique Delahaye, Stanisław Ożóg, Petr Ježek, Younous Omarjee, Ernest Urtasun, Marco Valli, Maria Arena, Marc Tarabella, Mariya Gabriel, Patrick Le Hyaric, Eva Joly, Fabio Massimo Castaldo, Guillaume Balas, Antonio López-Istúriz White, José Blanco López, Simona Bonafè, Biljana Borzan, Nikos Androulakis, Virginie Rozière, Sylvie Guillaume, José Bové, Anneliese Dodds, Neena Gill, Victor Negrescu, Claudia Tapardel, Kathleen Van Brempt, David Casa, Karima Delli, Pascal Durand, on the donation of unsold consumable food to charities1 (minutes of 18.1.2016, item 7) and signed by 388 Members.

Text of the written declaration:

1. One in four Europeans, or 125 million people, are at risk of poverty, and 16 million Europeans suffer from food poverty.

2. Our consumption habits, especially where supermarkets are concerned, mean that a great number of products that are still consumable are either not sold or are removed from sale and destroyed. It is estimated that 100 million tons of foodstuffs are wasted each year in Europe.

3. This applies in particular to products very close to their sell-by date, articles left over from temporary promotions, fruit and vegetables whose appearance is deemed substandard, etc.

4. According to a report published by the European Economic and Social Committee in June 2014, a number of EU countries have already taken steps to encourage the donation of unsold food to charities.

5. The Commission and the Council are called upon to examine the possibility of adopting, in cooperation with the food sector, an EU-wide scheme to encourage supermarkets to distribute their unsold consumable food to charities.

6. This declaration, together with the names of the signatories, is forwarded to the Council and the Commission

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1 Pursuant to Rule 136(4) and (5), of Parliament's Rules of Procedure, where a declaration is signed by a majority of Parliament's component Members, it shall be published in the minutes with the names of its signatories and forwarded to the addressees, though it shall not be binding on Parliament.

List of signatories:

Isabella Adinolfi, Clara Eugenia Aguilera García, Lucy Anderson, Martina Anderson, Eric Andrieu, Nikos Androulakis, Maria Arena, Pascal Arimont, Margrete Auken, Petras Auštrevičius, Pilar Ayuso, Georges Bach, Guillaume Balas, Zigmantas Balčytis, Hugues Bayet, Beatriz Becerra Basterrechea, Tiziana Beghin, Ivo Belet, Brando Benifei, Xabier Benito Ziluaga, Joëlle Bergeron, Goffredo Maria Bettini, Izaskun Bilbao Barandica, Dominique Bilde, José Blanco López, Vilija Blinkevičiūtė, Franc Bogovič, Simona Bonafè, Michał Boni, David Borrelli, Biljana Borzan, Victor Boştinaru, José Bové, Lynn Boylan, Paul Brannen, Mercedes Bresso, Renata Briano, Klaus Buchner, Daniel Buda, Udo Bullmann, Cristian-Silviu Buşoi, Reinhard Bütikofer, Alain Cadec, Wim van de Camp, Nicola Caputo, Matt Carthy, David Casa, Fabio Massimo Castaldo, Pilar del Castillo Vera, Jean-Marie Cavada, Dita Charanzová, Nessa Childers, Caterina Chinnici, Nikolaos Chountis, Lefteris Christoforou, Kostas Chrysogonos, Alberto Cirio, Deirdre Clune, Sergio Gaetano Cofferati, Lara Comi, Therese Comodini Cachia, Anna Maria Corazza Bildt, Richard Corbett, Ignazio Corrao, Michael Cramer, Andi Cristea, Pál Csáky, Ryszard Czarnecki, Edward Czesak, Miriam Dalli, Rosa D'Amato, Seb Dance, Viorica Dăncilă, Arnaud Danjean, Nicola Danti, Michel Dantin, Rachida Dati, Paolo De Castro, Angélique Delahaye, Andor Deli, Karima Delli, Mady Delvaux, Fabio De Masi, Isabella De Monte, Jean-Paul Denanot, Gérard Deprez, Marielle de Sarnez, Albert Deß, Anneliese Dodds, Herbert Dorfmann, Ian Duncan, Pascal Durand, Angel Dzhambazki, Stefan Eck, Linnéa Engström, Georgios Epitideios, Norbert Erdős, Jill Evans, Eleonora Evi, José Inácio Faria, José Manuel Fernandes, Laura Ferrara, Elisa Ferreira, Santiago Fisas Ayxelà, Luke Ming Flanagan, Knut Fleckenstein, Karl-Heinz Florenz, Eleonora Forenza, Lampros Fountoulis, Eugen Freund, Doru-Claudian Frunzulică, Mariya Gabriel, Francesc Gambús, Iratxe García Pérez, Eider Gardiazabal Rubial, Elisabetta Gardini, Enrico Gasbarra, Evelyne Gebhardt, Elena Gentile, Jens Gieseke, Neena Gill, María Teresa Giménez Barbat, Juan Carlos Girauta Vidal, Charles Goerens, Ana Gomes, Tania González Peñas, Esteban González Pons, Sylvie Goulard, Giorgos Grammatikakis, Luis de Grandes Pascual, Maria Grapini, Karoline Graswander-Hainz, Nathalie Griesbeck, Theresa Griffin, Iveta Grigule, Françoise Grossetête, Enrique Guerrero Salom, Sylvie Guillaume, Antanas Guoga, Jytte Guteland, Sergio Gutiérrez Prieto, Takis Hadjigeorgiou, Marian Harkin, Martin Häusling, Anja Hazekamp, Esther Herranz García, Krzysztof Hetman, Maria Heubuch, Iris Hoffmann, György Hölvényi, Brice Hortefeux, Richard Howitt, Danuta Maria Hübner, Ian Hudghton, Iliana Iotova, Carlos Iturgaiz, Cătălin Sorin Ivan, Liisa Jaakonsaari, Anneli Jäätteenmäki, Yannick Jadot, Peter Jahr, Ivan Jakovčić, Ramón Jáuregui Atondo, Benedek Jávor, Petr Ježek, Eva Joly, Marc Joulaud, Josu Juaristi Abaunz, Philippe Juvin, Karin Kadenbach, Eva Kaili, Jarosław Kalinowski, Sandra Kalniete, Krišjānis Kariņš, Karol Karski, Tunne Kelam, Jan Keller, Seán Kelly, Afzal Khan, Jude Kirton-Darling, Jeppe Kofod, Kateřina Konečná, Ádám Kósa, Elisabeth Köstinger, Stelios Kouloglou, Andrey Kovatchev, Agnieszka Kozłowska-Rajewicz, Zdzisław Krasnodębski, Barbara Kudrycka, Miapetra Kumpula-Natri, Kostadinka Kuneva, Zbigniew Kuźmiuk, Merja Kyllönen, Miltiadis Kyrkos, Georgios Kyrtsos, Alain Lamassoure, Philippe Lamberts, Gabrielius Landsbergis, Bernd Lange, Marju Lauristin, Giovanni La Via, Jérôme Lavrilleux, Constance Le Grip, Patrick Le Hyaric, Jo Leinen, Jeroen Lenaers, Bogusław Liberadzki, Peter Liese, Norbert Lins, Javi López, Juan Fernando López Aguilar, Paloma López Bermejo, Antonio López-Istúriz White, Sabine Lösing, Elżbieta Katarzyna Łukacijewska, Peter Lundgren, Emma McClarkin, Mairead McGuinness, Andrejs Mamikins, Ramona Nicole Mănescu, António Marinho e Pinto, David Martin, Edouard Martin, Fulvio Martusciello, Jiří Maštálka, Stefano Maullu, 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