|Author (Corporate)||European Commission: DG Health and Food Safety|
|Series Details||COM (2020) 381|
|Content Type||Blog, News, Policy-making|
Communication published by the European Commission on 20 May 2020, setting out a comprehensive strategy aimed at transforming food systems in the European Union (EU) into global standards for competitive sustainability, the protection of human and planetary health, as well as the livelihoods of all actors in the food value chain.
The Farm to Fork (F2F) Strategy aims to enable the transition to a sustainable EU food system that safeguards food security and ensures access to healthy diets sourced from a healthy planet. It also aims to reduce the environmental and climate footprint of the EU food system and strengthen its resilience, protecting citizens' health and ensuring the livelihoods of economic operators.
This Strategy sets a number of targets, which include:
It also proposes ambitious measures to ensure that the healthy option is the easiest for EU citizens, including improved labelling to better meet consumers' information needs on healthy, sustainable foods. Farmers, fishers and aquaculture producers are to be supported by the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) and the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) to take up sustainable practices.
The Council of the European Union adopted a set of conclusions concerning this strategy on 19 October 2020.
|Subject Categories||Business and Industry, Environment|
|Subject Tags||Food | Drinks, Sustainable Development|
|International Organisations||European Union [EU]|