Press Release – Farm to Fork and Biodiversity strategies: strong ambition but a long road ahead

On Wednesday 20 May 2020, after months of delays, postponements and pushbacks from industrial agriculture lobbies, the European Commission finally presented two landmark strategies for the European Green Deal: the Farm to Fork Strategy and the Biodiversity Strategy. The Farm to Fork Strategy aims at making the food production system in Europe sustainable from end to end. The Biodiversity Strategy aims at countering biodiversity loss, one of the biggest threats faced by humanity.

While these two strategies are a compass pointing in the right direction, the road is still long to achieve a European Green Deal for a sustainable, carbon-neutral and climate-neutral Europe. It is encouraging to see that the Commission is moving forward with the presentation of these strategies, including the strong targets, particularly in the face of calls to continue postponing these important measures. [..]

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