The initiative aims to make the EU food system sustainable and to integrate sustainability into all food-related policies. It will lay down the general principles and objectives, together with requirements and responsibilities for all actors in the EU food system.
The final proposal will be launched by the Commission in the second half of 2023, and EuroHealthNet has already contributed to other pre-liminary impact assessment-like surveys.
Our input today re-iterates on the public health, equity and wellbeing, and social policy impacts of the initiative, calling for ambitious and regulatory (mandatory) actions in support of inclusive and citizens and consumers-oriented healthy and sustainable dietary choices.
Strongly aligned with work undertaken by the Joint Action Best-ReMap and the newly launched FEAST project, we called for systems-approach to health and sustainability, as well as inclusion of a sustainable food system indicator(s) in the annual European Semester social and economic policy monitoring cycle.
Find the full consultation response here.