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Reinforcing Europe’s resilience: halting biodiversity loss and building a healthy and sustainable food system

Today, the European Commission adopted a comprehensive new Biodiversity Strategy to bring nature back into our lives and a Farm to Fork Strategy for a fair, healthy and environmentally friendly food system. The two strategies are mutually reinforcing, bringing together nature, farmers, business and consumers to jointly work towards a competitive, sustainable future.In line with the European Green Deal, they propose ambitious EU actions and commitments to halt biodiversity loss in Europe and worldwide and transform our food systems into global standards for competitive sustainability, the protection of human and planetary health, as well as the livelihoods of all actors in the food value chain. The COVID-19 crisis has demonstrated how vulnerable the increasing biodiversity loss makes us and how crucial a well-functioning food system is for our society. The two strategies put the citizen at the centre, by committing to increase the protection of land and sea, restoring degraded ecosystems and establishing the EU as a leader at the international stage both on the protection of biodiversity and on building a sustainable food chain. A full press release, a Q&A on the biodiversity strategy and a Q&A on the farm to fork strategy are available online as well as factsheets on the biodiversity strategy, the farm to fork strategy, the business case for biodiversity, the benefits for farmers and the contribution of the Common Agriculture Policy(For more information: Vivian Loonela – Tel.: +32 229 66712; Stefan de Keersmaecker – Tel. +32 229 84680;Lynn Rietdorf – Tel: +32 460 798012; Daniela Stoycheva – Tel.: +32 229 53664)

Farm to Fork Strategy
https://ec.europa.eu/info/sites/info/files/communication-annex-farm-fork-green-deal_en.pdf

Biodiversity Strategy
https://ec.europa.eu/info/sites/info/files/communication-annex-eu-biodiversity-strategy-2030_en.pdf