Joint research & innovation priorities for a sustainable food system: TP Organics and other European Technology Platforms proposals (IT)

14/07/2020
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The European Technology Platforms (ETPs) TP Organics, Plants for the Future, and Food for Life have jointly published a policy brief with Research & Innovation (R&I) recommendations addressing our food system’s most pressing challenges on primary production and consumer aspects.

The policy brief is a response to the European Commission’s European Green Deal and Farm to Fork strategy. The Farm to Fork Strategy is supposed to kick-start a transition towards a fair, healthy and environmentally-friendly food system in Europe. R&I are mentioned as key drivers in accelerating this transition. The ETPs recommend focussing R&I efforts on:

  • Creating an environmental performance toolbox allowing farmers to make the best management decisions;
  • Smartly reducing pesticide use;
  • Improving consumer knowledge and choice on healthy and sustainable diets;
  • Designing diversified farming systems for diverse diets.

The policy brief can be downloaded HERE

Source: IFOAM Organics Europe