Brave new food world

Eco-shopping bags are just one example of how the food system is changing to meet new sustainability and circular objectives. [SHUTTERSTOCK]

At the dawn of a new legislative term, Commission President-elect Ursula von der Leyen seems determined to increase the ambition on a new integrated food strategy that will involve the entire food supply chain, from farm soils to supermarket shelves.

Much has been achieved so far to make the whole EU food system more sustainable, not only on the side of food producers but also taking into account processors, distributors and retailers.

Launching a holistic new food strategy could be a chance to finally address some longstanding issues such as improving food traceability to prevent food frauds or a wider application of the circular economy concept to the production, processing and purchase of foodstuffs.

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