Public consultation on the state of play and future potential of the “bio-based economy for Europe” by means of a vaguely defined term, indicates another Commission attempt to legitimize a concept without being clear on what it is, how realistic the scientific assumptions are, and an over-reliance on the uncritical promotion of technological “fixes”. This undervalues the importance of addressing the root problems: social, environmental, health and economic, related to the overconsumption of energy and resources in a finite world.

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Results of the Consultation

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