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Halting biodiversity loss and building a sustainable food system

May 20, 2020 | News

(20 May 2020) – Today, the European Commission adopted a comprehensive new Biodiversity Strategy and a Farm to Fork Strategy for a fair, healthy and environmentally friendly food system.

Farm to Fork
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The two strategies are mutually reinforcing, bringing together nature, farmers, business and consumers for jointly working towards a competitively sustainable future.

Funding of EUR 20 billion/year will be unlocked for biodiversity through various sources, including EU funds, national and private funding.

Supported by the CAP and the CFP, the Farm to Fork Strategy sets concrete targets to transform the EUs food system, including a reduction by 50% of the use and risk of pesticides, a reduction by at least 20% of the use of fertilizers, a reduction by 50% in sales of antimicrobials used for farmed animals and aquaculture, and reaching 25% of agricultural land under organic farming.

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