Thursday, July 5, 2018

EU reimagining agriculture for a sustainable future

Our agricultural system is unsustainable. Soils are being depleted, water is being polluted, and Americans are getting fat. The EU recently held a gathering to reimagine the future of agriculture in Europe.
"We need a fundamental transition to sustainable food and farming systems," said Olivier De Schutter, co-chair of International Panel of Experts on Sustainable Food Systems (IPES-Food) and former U.N. Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food. "We need shifts in food production, processing, retail, and consumption to occur at the same time. And we need a clear direction of travel at EU level. That is why we need a Common Food Policy."

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