EU Green Deal: Pandemic reveals weaknesses of EU's food system

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EU Green Deal: Pandemic reveals weaknesses of EU's food system

16 April 2020
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"Protecting the environment, restoring biodiversity and making significant reductions in the production and consumption of animal products are urgently needed to bring a true shift towards sustainable food production and humane farming systems," said Olga Kikou, head of NGO Compassion in World Farming EU.

The EU commissioner for agriculture, Janusz Wojciechowski, said on Wednesday (15 April) that "the problem of acquiring seasonal workers has improved significantly" thanks to the 'green corridors' that allow free circulation of goods and workers across EU borders.

Meanwhile, a group of 40 environmental NGOs and civil society on Wednesday (15 April) urged the European Commission not to delay publication of the "Farm to Fork Strategy" - which aims to develop a sustainable food system for Europe as part of its Green Deal.