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UNICA to form part of 30 EU experts to define legislative framework of sustainable food system

UNICA to form part of 30 EU experts to define legislative framework of sustainable food system
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Within the ‘From the Field to the Table’ strategy, an essential element of the Green Pact, UNICA has been selected, in the person of its director, Enrique de los Ríos, among the 30 European experts who will collaborate in the working group which will help develop the proposed legislative framework for sustainable food systems.

In accordance with the ‘From the Field to the Table’ Strategy, the framework legislation of the sustainable food system to:

  • promote policy coherence at national and EU level.

  • integrate sustainability into all food-related policies.

  • strengthen the resilience of the EU food system.

The European Commission will prepare a proposal for adoption at the end of 2023. The objective is to progressively raise sustainability standards, involving all stakeholders in the food system.

The Commission is rethinking food-related policies in the EU to strengthen its contribution to a fairer, healthier and more environmentally friendly food system. Therefore, different departments of the EU, including Agriculture and Rural Development, have requested the Joint Research Centre to create a multidisciplinary group of experts in food, including UNICA, in order to develop concepts that they could be part of a future legislative proposal for sustainable food systems.