FoodDrinkEurope position: Framework for Sustainable Food Systems

Published: 22/06/2023

FoodDrinkEurope supports the objectives set out in the Farm to Fork strategy and the Commission’s ambition to establish a new EU framework to accelerate the transition to more sustainable food systems (FSFS).

The European food and drink industry is determined to be at the forefront of the sustainability transition, which is essential for the wellbeing, prosperity and longevity of our economies, our societies and our planet. However, many food and drink companies are confronted with challenges resulting from an amalgamation of external shocks, such as the Covid pandemic, war in Ukraine and increasing weather challenges. The development of an EU Framework on Sustainable Food Systems (FSFS) is an opportunity for the EU to take a bold step into investing and creating the appropriate market and regulatory conditions for agri-food businesses to become more sustainable and more competitive.

In this paper, FoodDrinkEurope provides its key recommendations on an effective, feasible and coherent transition to more sustainable food systems.