The European Commission has published a roadmap for its new Farm to Fork initiative and is calling on farmers and all sectors concerned to have their say.

Feedback will be taken into account for further development and fine-tuning of the initiative. The Commission will then produce a report, explaining how it will move forward with the proposals or explain why certain suggestions may not be applied.

Carbon neutrality

According to the Commission, carbon neutrality “cannot be achieved without addressing the issue of food sustainability”.

The Commission also states that around 20% of the food produced in the EU is currently wasted, antimicrobial resistance is a serious health threat and the Farm to Fork strategy will complement and support efforts to move towards more sustainable food systems.

The feedback period is open for four weeks and will end at midnight on 16 March 2020.

The aim of the new strategy

  • Ensure sustainable primary production.
  • Stimulate sustainable food processing, retail, hospitality and food services practices.
  • Promote sustainable food consumption, facilitating the shift towards healthier, more sustainable diets.
  • Reduce food loss and waste.
  • To have your say on the new strategy, click here.

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