The week of October 18 was of enormous consequence for the European Union’s food and agricultural systems. In the span of four days, Parliament voted on reports on the EU Farm to Fork strategy and the EU methane strategy.
EuroCommerce joins EVU and FoodDrinkEurope in their call for EU harmonised vegan and vegetarian definitions
EuroCommerce, the principal European organisation representing retail and wholesale, has signed a joint statement with the European Vegetarian Union (EVU) and FoodDrinkEurope asking the European Commission to issue definitions for voluntary vegan and vegetarian food labelling.
On 21 June 2021, the European Court of Auditors (ECA) published a special report on the Common Agriculture Policy (CAP) and its efforts to curb agricultural emissions. The report came only a couple of days before negotiations on the reform of the CAP concluded.
Organisations launch a global climate emergency campaign
EVU and other organisations are advocating for a more sustainable, plant-based EU promotion policy for farm and food products
Published in April 2021, the “Marketing meat” report from Greenpeace takes a look at EU promotional funds between 2016-2019 for meat and dairy products.
The latest on amendment 171, which seeks to further restrict plant-based dairy denomination and labelling.
On 26 January 2021, the research and campaign group “Corporate Europe Observatory (CEO)”, which monitors corporate lobbying at EU level, leaked amendments for the report on the ‘Farm-to-Fork’ (F2F) Strategy suggested by Copa-Cogeca.
On 23 October 2020, consumers interested in plant-based foods, plant-based food producers and retailers were able to breathe a sigh of relief as the European Parliament voted down the ‘Veggie Burger Ban’.
On 20 May 2020, the long-awaited and repeatedly postponed “Farm to Fork Strategy” (F2F) of the European Commission has been published. F2F is part of the Commission’s “Green Deal”, which seeks to put the European Union on a more sustainable, environmental- and climate-friendly path.