During October’s plenary session, the European Parliament adopted a resolution on the EU Farm to Fork Strategy put forward by the European Commission.
MEPs emphasised the importance of producing sustainable and healthy food to achieve the goals of the European Green Deal, including on climate, biodiversity, zero pollution and public health. During the plenary debate, it was highlighted the need to ensure a fair income for farmers, strengthening their position in the supply chain.
On 11 December 2019, the European Commission published its Communication ‘The European Green Deal’, which envisaged a ‘Farm to Fork’ strategy on sustainable food to address priorities and challenges related to every step in the food chain. The strategy was published on 20 May 2020 in the Communication ‘A Farm to Fork Strategy for a fair, healthy and environmentally-friendly food system’. It states that a shift to a sustainable food system can bring environmental, health and social benefits, offer economic gains and ensure that the recovery from the crisis puts us onto a sustainable path.
Read more about the European Parliament’s vote on the EU Farm to Fork Strategy.