In her plans for 2023 addressed to the EU Parliament, President of the EU Commission von der Leyen did not mention the proposal for a Sustainable Food System legislative framework (SFSF). This created speculation about the timeframe of this key proposal which has been put forward as a cornerstone of the EU Green Deal for the agri-food sector.

The cosigner- of the blogpost, among others SEI Executive Director Måns Nilsson, bring up three main points for what makes a SFSF increasingly necessary.

Firstly, the competition for being the standard setters is fierce. Secondly, opting for diversification is also opting for resilience. Thirdly, the SFSF proposal is critical to the internal and external coherence of the whole EU Green Deal project.

“A move to sustainable food systems, both in terms of production and consumption, is critical to meeting the EU’s climate and biodiversity goals and ensuring the long-term competitiveness of its food system. An ambitious SFSF law is therefore urgently needed to drive this transformation and implement the EU Green Deal,” conclude the authors.

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