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EUROPEAN UNION’S FARM TO FORK STRATEGY

 

The European Union’s (EU) Farm to Fork (F2F) Strategy is acclaimed as a keystone of the European Green Deal under the 2019–2024 European Commission. The European Green Deal starts in making Europe the first climate-neutral continent by 2050. F2F Strategy is seen to be a sustainable and inclusive growth strategy that will boost the economy of Europe. F2F Strategy is in support of the European Commission’s agenda in achieving the United Nations” Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDG).

The Farm to Fork (F2F) Strategy aims at making the EU food system fair, healthy, and environmentally friendly recognizing the connection between healthy people, healthy societies, and a healthy planet. It hopes to address the challenges of sustainable food systems wherein all people in the European Union and elsewhere will benefit in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic and the economic decline. The change to the food sustainability system in a comprehensive method, from primary production to the consumer, can bring health, social, environmental, and economic gains to ensure recovery from the crisis and sustainable living for prime producers.

The current pandemic and the occurrence of the other eventualities have taught us the importance of a sustainable and resilient food system that is sufficient, accessible, and affordable to the citizens. With this Farm to Fork (F2F) Strategy, the European Union’s goals are as follows:

  1. Ensure that the food chain has an environmental impact, preserving and restoring the land and water resources on which the food system depends; help mitigate climate change and adapt to its impact; protect the land, water, and air as well as the plant and animal’s health and welfare;
  1. Ensure food security, nutrition, and public health; guarantee access to sufficient, nutritious, and sustainable food while upholding high standards of quality and safety; and
  1. Foster competitive sustainability while promoting affordable food, fair trade, and new business opportunities.