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Council prioritises actions for sustainable food systems: conclusions on the farm to fork strategy

Brussels, 19/10/2020 - 18:18, UNIQUE ID: 201020_1
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EU News 286/2020

Today, the Council adopted a set of conclusions on the farm to fork strategy, endorsing the goal of developing a European sustainable food system, from production to consumption. The conclusions entail a two-fold political message from the member states: ensure sufficient and affordable food while contributing to EU climate neutrality by 2050 and ensuring a fair income and strong support for primary producers.

Through the conclusions, the Council calls for scientifically-sound ex-ante impact assessments to be the basis of EU legislative proposals under the farm to fork strategy. It also calls to continue promoting the prudent and responsible use of pesticides, antimicrobials and fertilisers in order to produce food sustainably and support the environment at the same time. Moreover, ministers call for a level playing field on competitive agri-food markets and compatibility with WTO rules.

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