FROM FARM TO FORK IS AT THE HEART OF THE EU GREEN DEAL AIMING TO MAKE FOOD SYSTEMS FAIR HEALTHY AND ENVIRONMENTALLY – FRIENDLY
the farm to fork strategy is at the heart of the european agreement
The Farm to Fork strategy is at the heart of the European Green Agreement. The agreement aims to make food systems fair, healthy and environmentally friendly. Current food systems must strive to find solutions that can withstand and overcome crises such as the Sars-Cov pandemic19 .
It is necessary to redesign food systems that today account for almost a third of global greenhouse gas emissions; it is fundamental to reflect on the consumption of excessive amounts of natural resources, and to find sustainable solutions to the environmental situation. It is essential to rewrite the terms of responsibility the biodiversity of natural systems and avoid their ultimate corrosion because this has only one impact, which is a negative impact on our health. This is a consequence of either insufficient or excessive nutrition, which is why it is necessary to achieve a fair return to economic livelihoods for all actors, but especially for primary producers.
The rethinking of integral design must put the food system on a necessarily sustainable path, such that it is able to offer new opportunities for all players in the food chain.
New technologies, scientific discoveries, combined with growing awareness and demand for sustainable food will benefit all parties.
The Farm to Fork strategy aims to accelerate our transition to a sustainable food system that should have a neutral or at least positive environmental impact and help mitigate climate change; reverse the loss of biodiversity; ensure food security through biodiversity; and through food and public health.
The strategy at the heart of the EU Green Deal is to ensure that everyone has free access to sufficient, safe, nutritious and sustainable food. At the same time, this will generate fairer economic returns for all players in the sector, above all by snatching from poverty entire categories of people forgotten in this production chain that has reached a point of no return.
The result will be a greater promotion of competitiveness and therefore, of fair trade.
There are 4 main pillars of this new program
- SUSTAINABLE FOOD PRODUCTION
- SUSTAINABLE FOOD PROCESSING AND DISTRIBUTION
- SUSTAINABLE FOOD CONSUMPTION
- PREVENTING FOOD LOSS AND WASTE