Farm to Fork


Towards better front-of-pack nutrition labelling for consumers, discover SAFE’s new campaign

SAFE launched the ‘Towards better FOPNL for consumers’ Campaign to raise awareness on the current lack of effectiveness of the European most used front-of-pack nutrition labelling. While the European Commission is currently considering several types of front-of-pack nutrition labelling (FOPNL) to create a harmonised labelling system among all Member States, the Nutri-Score is among the […]


New report reveals EU’s failure to reduce use of most dangerous pesticides

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 use. This report clearly shows that European citizens are facing increasing exposure to pesticides, despite authorities claiming the contrary. PAN Europe’s report demonstrates that, between 2011 and 2019, both the […]


Plant-based put forward in the EU’s 2022 promotional policy

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 promotion of EU agri-food products in and outside the EU and will fund campaigns coherent with the sustainability targets set in the Farm to Fork (F2F) strategy. Consequently, […]


Food Waste Reduction Targets for 2030 – SAFE’s contribution

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 welcomes the inclusion of the setting of food waste reduction targets in the objectives of the European Green Deal and the Farm to Fork Strategy, and […]


Sustainable Food Systems Framework – SAFE’s contribution

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 27 action points described in the Farm to Fork Strategy. Read SAFE’s full contribution here. SAFE strongly welcomes the European Commission’s recognition of the […]


CSOs call on the EU to stand by the Farm to fork Strategy

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 Farm to Fork Strategy, the EU’s blueprint for sustainable food and farming. Ahead of this meeting, CSOs (including SAFE) are calling for a vision where […]


EU CSOs present vision on food environments: a systemic change that can no longer wait

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 desirable ones. In a joint policy briefing [1] published today, participants in the EU Food Policy Coalition (including SAFE) provide a common, evidence-driven understanding of the central role […]


Italy: Debates arise after new environment minister’s remarks to reduce meat consumption

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 decreased and replaced with plant-based alternatives” to support the ecological transition. He also pointed out that animal protein requires six times as much water to produce as the same amount […]


The European Commission launches the EU sustainable code of conduct plans for food businesses

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 the food system. This sustainable code of conduct was much awaited since the publication of the Farm to Fork Strategy and the European Green Deal. […]


Retailers join a coalition to meet foodwaste reduction targets

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 to individual food waste reduction targets. This follows the unveiling by the European Commission of the Farm to Fork (F2F) strategy which pledged to […]