Letter to Commission on Sustainable Food Systems

A January letter to Commission President, Jean-Claude Juncker, Vice-President, Frans Timmermans and Commissioners, Vytenis Andriukaitis, Phil Hogan and Karmenu Vella, urged the Commission to publish a communication entitled, “Building a Sustainable European Food System.”

The letter was signed by members of the Sustainable Food Steering Group (EU Food Sense – a cross-party MEP group) as well as England’s three Green MEPs, Jean Lambert, Molly Scott Cato and Keith Taylor.  However, although the letter was sent as far back as January, no response has been received, and the communication in question remains unpublished – despite the fact that it was agreed by three Commissioners in the former Commission, translated into the 24 official EU languages and is ready to be adopted.

This communication addresses issues related to building a sustainable food system across the EU, such as food waste, health concerns related to current levels of consumption, farming systems, pesticide use and animal welfare.

The Commission is now coming under renewed pressure to respond to the letter and publish this important communication.

Letter on “Building a Sustainable European Food System”

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