The European Green Deal sets out how to make Europe the first climate-neutral continent by 2050. It maps a new, sustainable and inclusive growth strategy to boost the economy, improve people's health and quality of life, care for nature, and leave no one behind.
From Farm to Fork Strategy
The Farm to Fork Strategy is at the heart of the Green Deal, aiming to make food systems fair, healthy, and environmentally friendly. It addresses comprehensively the challenges of sustainable food systems and recognizes the inextricable links between healthy people, healthy societies, and a healthy planet. The strategy is also central to the Commission’s agenda to achieve the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). All citizens and operators across value chains, in the EU and elsewhere, should benefit from a just transition, especially in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic and the economic downturn. 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. Ensuring a sustainable livelihood for primary producers, who still lag behind in terms of income, is essential for the success of the recovery and the transition.
EU legislation sets strict criteria guaranteeing the standards of all European products. Key figures on European quality policy are the Common Organization of Markets for agricultural products, the determination of common legislative frameworks of all the EU Member States to define together the specifications, the operating framework, and the inspection regime, which ensure that the specifications are common to the whole European market. Cultivation and production methods meet international and European quality and safety standards.
Food safety is a top priority for Europe. The main objective of the European Commission’s food safety policy is to ensure a high level of protection of human health and consumer interests relating to food, taking also into account the diversity and the effective functioning of the internal market. Strict EU rules were tightened in 2000 to ensure that European food is extremely safe EU’s integrated approach aims to ensure a high level of food safety, animal health and welfare, and plant health in the European Union by taking consistent measures from farms to consumption and proper surveillance.
EU authorities carefully evaluate risk and always seek the best possible scientific advice before prohibiting or allowing any product, ingredient, additive, or genetically modified organism This dissemination of knowledge will allow consumers to evaluate the EU products, to understand why so much emphasis on food safety is given and thus to lead them to buy EU products rather than products imported from other countries.
Image / Appreciation of European products:
The program aims to enhance the positive image of European products, between target groups as defined, that have sufficient skills to receive and transmit the program messages. The signature “Enjoy it’s from Europe” will be visible on all communication material produced as part of the communication basis of the action.