Leading environmental NGOs have written to European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen to call on her to withdraw the Commission’s proposal on the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) to safeguard the European green deal.

The NGOs warn that European governments and the European Parliament have destroyed any pretence of a green reform of the EU’s farming policies. The only way to keep these in line with the European green deal is to withdraw the proposal presented by the previous Commission and table a new one that supports farmers in the transition away from industrial agriculture, investing in farming practices that work with nature and within ecological limits, support citizens’ health and wellbeing, and safeguard our ability to produce food into the future, say the NGOs.

Read the full letter.