Across Europe, we can see that questions around healthy food and sustainable agriculture are gaining more and more importance as this topic is at the centre of everyone’s daily life. The Green European Foundation wants to approach the central question of food from a systemic point of view, looking at the interconnections between policies on agriculture, public health, environmental protection, energy, economic development and more. Comprehensive food policies are needed to deliver high-quality and affordable food to all citizens in Europe and around the world.
We address the connection between all actors engaged in the transition towards a fair, sustainable food and farming system: from consumers reclaiming healthy food to farmers launching local agroecological activities, businesses tackling food waste, and public authorities (including at the European level) supporting them.
Our activities on this topic look at the local level and best practices of decentralised food systems that respect the limits of our environment, but also draw a bigger picture of what needs to happen on the European level to facilitate this change, for instance via an extensive reform of the EU’s Common Agricultural Policy.