In case you forgot after the summer break: Key points of the Farm to Fork strategy

As we reported about in our previous newsletter, the European Commission unveiled its Farm to Fork (F2F) strategy and EU Biodiversity strategy on 20 May 2020.

Both are among the strategies to realise the European Green Deal (EGD), unveiled by the European Commission in December 2019. The EU Green Deal aims for Europe to become the first carbon-neutral continent and is  a “new growth strategy that aims to transform the EU into a fair and prosperous society, with a modern, resource-efficient and competitive economy where there are no net emissions of greenhouse gases in 2050 and where economic growth is decoupled from resource use”.

The F2F strategy is composed of a main communication and an annex, serving as an action plan for the F2F strategy. The strategy is meant to lead a global transition towards competitive sustainability from farm to fork. Its goals are:

  • Ensure that food production, transport, distribution, marketing, and consumption have a neutral or positive environmental impact,
  • Preserve and restore the land and sea-based resources,
  • Mitigate climate change,
  • Reverse the loss of biodiversity,
  • Ensure food security, nutrition, and public health.

The Commission published its Farm to Fork strategy on 20 May 2020. It is available on the Commission’s website.

We have put together a more detailed breakdown of what the Farm to Fork strategy puts forward on organic, the CAP, fertilisers, pesticides and much more for IFOAM Organics Europe’s members on our member extranet.

For more information about IFOAM Organics Europe’s work on the Farm to Fork strategy, contact [email protected].

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