In its Farm to Fork (F2F) Strategy, published in May 2020, the European Commission announced it will put a proposal for a new Legislative Framework for Sustainable Food Systems (SFS Law) by the end of 2023. This will be a crucial new piece of EU legislation on food, which could support advancement towards a sustainability-focused food systems transformation. This new SFS law has the potential to drive the progressive adaptation of other food-related EU laws (e.g. the Common Agricultural Policy) and could also break new ground for the EU on other aspects of the food system, potentially leading to stronger EU action in areas such as food consumption and diets, sustainability obligations for food supply chain actors, as well as enhanced transparency and stronger social and environmental safeguards in seafood and agri-food trade.
The European Commission public consultation on the SFS Law opened on 28 of April 2022 and will close on 21 of July 2022.
How to provide feedback?
Create an account and go to the EC Have your say portal for the Sustainable EU food system Initiative Public consultation. Click on respond to the questionnaire and start filling in the form!
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