Event review: GNF at the Green Week 2014 in Brussels

The Global Nature Fund and the Lake Constance Foundation presented their project on biodiversity in food standards and introduced the new baseline report. Also Janez Potočnik, European Commissioner for the Environment, visited the exhibition stand.

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