During her State of the Union address, President Ursula von der Leyen announced the European Commission’s plan to initiate a strategic dialogue on the future of EU agriculture as a means to achieve the goals of the European Green Deal.
Scientists and academics agree that the European Union cannot achieve its sustainability goals without transforming its food systems. However, the European Commission’s work program, presented last week to the European Parliament. lacked a law on sustainable food systems.
A transition to more sustainable, healthier, and affordable diets is not only something that has been promised to EU citizens, but is also critical to combating climate change.
That’s why, together with 126 scientists, academics, and NGOs, we’ve signed this open letter by the Food Policy Coalition which denounce the absence from the 2024 work program of the Sustainable Food Systems Framework (FSFS)-a key dossier of the EU’s Green Deal-asking it to implement the FSFS in this mandate as well. The letter also outlines the priorities that must be met for the announced “strategic dialogue on the future of agriculture” to be fruitful.