37 organisations call for EU food policy and European Commission Vice-President for Food

17 July 2019

After Ursula Von Der Leyden was confirmed as the new President of the European Commission, Friends of the Earth Europe joined 36 other civil society organisations working on farming, fisheries, the environment, animal welfare, health, consumers, consumer co-operatives, development, social justice, climate, and forestry, to ask her to seek a new direction in the way food policies are made and priorities are set.

The core demands are:

1. the EU should develop an integrated EU food policy over the course of the next legislature

2. there should be a European Commission Vice-President responsible for ensuring the sustainability of our food systems with a mandate to coordinate the efforts of different Directorates