Farm to Fork


CSOs call on the EU to stand by the Farm to fork Strategy   Recently updated !

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   Recently updated !

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 […]


F2F Strategy: NGOs urge the EC to halve per capita Food Waste at Farm level

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 this regard, SAFE and 9 NGOs (BirdLife Europe and Central Asia, the Ecologic Institute, the European Community of Consumer Cooperatives, the European Environmental Bureau, FeedBack, Health Care Without Harm […]


New EFSA opinion on welfare hazards in pig slaughters

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 the European Commission. In light of the recently published Farm to Fork Strategy, EFSA proposed measures to address the welfare hazards most commonly associated with the […]


The European Commission unveils its Farm to Fork Strategy

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 labelling and the EU Biodiversity Strategy. This communication is published after months of debates around the EU Green Deal led by EC President von der Leyen and provides an […]


CSOs urges the Commission not to postpone the Farm to Fork strategy

The Coronavirus (COVID19) crisis significantly highlights the important and urgent need for a Common Food Policy that is forward-looking, precautionary, resilient, social- and health-oriented, with an ambitious EU Fram to Fork Strategy. Today SAFE and 38 Civil Society Organisations called on Commissioners Timmermans, Kyriakides, Sinkevičius and Wojciechowski not to postpone the publication of this strategy, […]