Public consultation on the Sustainable Food System law: stakeholders invited to provide feedback!

On 28 April, the European Commission opened its public consultation for the sustainable food system framework initiative. All stakeholders, including citizens, are invited to provide their input to this public consultation.

The legislative framework on sustainable food systems will lay down general principles and objectives for sustainability labelling of food products and for minimum criteria for sustainable public procurement of food. This framework also foresees a definition of what a sustainable food system entails.

The European Commission takes into account the replies given by stakeholders during the public consultation to shape the legislative proposal on sustainable food systems.

IFOAM Organics Europe already submitted its vision of the future of the EU food system when providing feedback for the roadmap on the sustainable food systems law in October 2021 (request for feedback on the roadmap precedes request for feedback for the public consultation). In it, IFOAM Organics Europe made suggestions on subjects such as sustainability labelling, sustainable public procurement, pesticide reduction, plant-based food, true cost accounting and GMOs.

The deadline for replying to this public consultation is 21 July 2022.

The work of IFOAM Organics Europe on this topic is co-financed by the LIFE programme of the European Union, under the under the Climate, Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency (CINEA). This publication only reflects the views of the authors and its sole responsibility lies with IFOAM Organics Europe. CINEA is not responsible for any use that may be made of the information provided.

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