Manifesto for establishing minimum standards for public canteens across the EU
31 Oct 2022
Following a policy paper on ‘Sustainable Public Procurement of Food: A Goal Within Reach’, which presented the ‘business case’ for sustainable healthy food procurement, and...
New report reveals EU’s failure to reduce use of most dangerous pesticides
24 May 2022
Pesticide Action Network Europe (PAN Europe) just released a new report highlighting that the European Union (EU) is alarmingly going in the wrong direction regarding pesticides us...
Plant-based put forward in the EU’s 2022 promotional policy
06 Jan 2022
The EU will support the consumption of plant-based products as reported in the 2022 promotional policy published last December. The policy allocates 185.9 million euros to the prom...
Food Waste Reduction Targets for 2030 – SAFE’s contribution
29 Oct 2021
On 29 October 2021, SAFE answered to an EC Public Consultation on Food Waste and Losses (FWL) reduction targets. Read our response here and our full contribution here. SAFE welcome...
Sustainable Food Systems Framework – SAFE’s contribution
27 Oct 2021
On 26 October 2021, SAFE submitted a reply to the EC Public Consultation on the Sustainable Food Systems (SFS) Framework to be developped by the European Commission as part of the ...
CSOs call on the EU to stand by the Farm to fork Strategy
14 Oct 2021
14 October 2021 – On 14-15 October, agri-food stakeholders meet in the Farm to Fork Conference to discuss the progress made to date and the next steps in implementing the Far...
EU CSOs present vision on food environments: a systemic change that can no longer wait
13 Oct 2021
Brussels, 13 October 2021 – European food policy should focus on creating enabling food environments that make the healthy and sustainable food choices the default and most desir...
Italy: Debates arise after new environment minister’s remarks to reduce meat consumption
18 Mar 2021
In one of his first public speeches, the Italian newly appointed environment minister, Roberto Cingolani, claimed that “the amount of animal protein consumed should be decrea...
The European Commission launches the EU sustainable code of conduct plans for food businesses
08 Feb 2021
The European Commission has taken its first steps towards launching a ‘code of conduct’ for actors along the food chain, as part of its aim to increase the sustainability of th...
Retailers join a coalition to meet foodwaste reduction targets
26 Aug 2020
A new coalition of 14 retailers (Coalition of Action on Food Waste), including Nestlé, Tesco or Bel Group (to name but a few) and launched by the Consumer Goods Forum, committed t...
F2F Strategy: NGOs urge the EC to halve per capita Food Waste at Farm level
09 Jul 2020
Back in May 2020, we welcomed the publication of the European Commission’s Farm to Fork (F2F) Strategy for a fair, healthy, and environmentally-friendly food system. In thi...
New EFSA opinion on welfare hazards in pig slaughters
24 Jun 2020
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published a scientific opinion on 17 June in the context of a series of updated assessments on animal welfare at slaughter requested by th...
The European Commission unveils its Farm to Fork Strategy
20 May 2020
On 20 May at 12.00 CET, the European Commission unveiled its long-awaited Farm to Fork Strategy, along with other communications including a report on front-of-pack nutrition label...
CSOs urges the Commission not to postpone the Farm to Fork strategy
15 Apr 2020
The Coronavirus (COVID19) crisis significantly highlights the important and urgent need for a Common Food Policy that is forward-looking, precautionary, resilient, social- and heal...
EU pressed to address meat reduction, plant-based diet in new food policy
02 Mar 2020
SAFE and a coalition of NGOs urged to EU executive to address the issue of reducing meat consumption in the announced Farm to Fork (F2F) strategy. Meanwhile, a Green MEP has filed ...
31 NGOs asking for an ambitious Farm to Fork Strategy
16 Dec 2019
30 civil society organisations have written an open letter in order to highlight the priorities and actions that the F2F strategy should have in order to provide a coherent respo...