Over 30 civil society organisations, in the areas of farming, fisheries, environment, animal welfare, health, consumers, consumer co-operatives, development, social justice, climate, and forestry, wrote to the ‘Spitzenkadidaten’ – the lead candidates from each political group for the role of European Commission President –
to seek a new direction in the way EU food policies are made and priorities are set.
We propose two clear solutions :
1. the EU should develop an integrated EU food policy over the course of the next legislature;
2. there should be a European Commission Vice-President responsible for ensuring the sustainability of our food systems with a mandate to coordinate the efforts of different Directorates.