Food and Agriculture
Main aim of the Food and Agriculture working group is to convey the opinions of our member companies regarding the amendments made to the regulations and/or legislation related to the sector. Main activities of the group throughout the year included, among others, regulations and legislation such as Starch-Based Sugar Quota, the Environmental Law, Recovery Contribution Rate and Food Codex. Similarly, the Working Group submitted its opinions and recommendations regarding the practice of streaming banners in the commercials of various food and beverage products within the scope of the Regulation on the Procedure of Broadcasting Services.
YASED's opinions and recommendations were immediately formed regarding the Draft Bill Amending the Environment Law and shared with the Minister of Environment and Urbanization Murat Kurum, the President of Strategy and Budget of the Republic of Turkey Naci Ağbal and the Chairman of the Environment Commission of the Grand National Assembly of Turkey Muhammet Balta. Opinions on the additional financial burden to be imposed on the budgets of firms by the recovery contributions introduced within the law were also expressed during the workshop organized with the Ministry of Treasury and Finance of the Republic of Turkey. During our visit to the Deputy Minister of Health Ms. Emine Alp Meşe in April 2019, School Food Logo was discussed specifically by the Food and Agriculture Working Group while the Health and Consumer Products Working Groups touched upon the Traffic Light Marking Practice and Healthy Life Strategy Paper.
The Working Group plans to proactively contribute to the current legislative work through regular Working Group meetings in 2020, to share the projects on the "Digital Agriculture" as listed and highlighted in the 2020 Annual Presidential Program during the visits paid to the relevant Ministries and to raise awareness about their sustainability.
WORKING GROUP MEMBERS:
Consists of Abbott, Ajinomoto, Amylum (ADM), Anadolu Efes, Bayer, Boehringer İngelheim, British American Tobacco, Brown Forman, Bunge Gıda, Carrefoursa, Clariant, Coca-Cola, Deloitte, Dupont Turkey Endüstri, Edenred, EY Türkiye, Ferrero, Fritolay (Pepsico), Garanti Bankası, Haribo, Hero Gıda, Horoz Bollore, JTI, KPMG, La Lorraine, Lesaffre, Mars Gıda, Metro Grosmarket, Migros, Mondelez Internatıonal, Nazalı Avukatlık Ortaklığı, Nestle, Perfetti Van Melle, Philip Morris, P&G, Ravago, Red Bull, SAP, Savola Gıda, Shaya Kahve, Sicpa Turkey, Sodexo Avantaj, Specialty Products (Dupont Grubu), Tetrapak, Türk Tuborg, Unilever, White&Case, Yemek Sepeti.