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New President & Vice-President of EuSalt
On the occasion of its General Assembly, the Board of Directors elected Giacomo D'Alì Staiti, chairman of Atisale SpA, as president of EuSalt. Likewise, Hubert François was elected as vice-president of the association.
Read the press release here.
Green Week Conference: Circular Economy, Resource Efficiency & Waste
The 2014 edition of Green Week, the biggest annual conference on European environment policy, will take place from 3 to 5 June at The Egg Conference Centre, Rue Bara, in Brussels. It will provide a valuable opportunity for debate and exchange, as well as an exhibition area, bookings for which are open now. The Programme for the event will soon be available on http://www.greenweek2014.eu/.
Manifesto of the Manufacturing Industry
On 27 February 2014, more than a 100 CEOs representing EU manufacturing industry, and including the salt industry, signed a Manifesto published by IFIEC-Europe. It calls on EU and national policy-makers to align EU's industry, enegry and climate policies.
2030 Framework for Climate and Energy Policies
The European Commission (DG Climate Action) released its Policy Framework for Climate and Energy 2020-2030 on 22nd January 2014. Based on the Green Paper published last March 2013, the package establishes the climate and energy binding targets as follows:
Solar Salt Conference (Sicily, 3-4 June 2014)
EuSalt will organise a second edition of the Solar Salt Conference on 3rd and 4th June 2014, in Trapani (Sicily). It is also commonly agreed that solar salt works are essential for preserving biodiversity and ecosystems that are specific to coastal areas and (inland) wetlands. In return, biodiversity that thrives on solar salt works is an undeniable asset to salt production. While this interdependence is acknowledge and praised, the economic factor is sometimes missing.
Sodium Intake Recommendations: A Matter of Science or Politics?
A recent series of research - from 2010 up to October 2013 - increasingly cast doubt on the way sodium reduction policies are carried out, as well as the WHO recommendation for the daily consumption of sodium, i.e. 2 000 g of sodium / 5 g of salt per day. Indeed, the body of literature questioning the appropriateness of public policies aiming at drastic sodium reduction in the population has swollen further. Recent research pointed to the following conclusions: