EU executive split on ‘suspending’ Green deal goals in farming due to food security fears

Thursday, March 17, 2022
Agriculture Commissioner Janusz Wojciechowski wants to hold off implementing the EU’s flagship sustainable food policy, the Farm to Fork strategy, despite Commission Vice-President Fran Timmermans’ call to preserve the EU’s green ambition even in challenging times. “Now we need to stop the procedure, to suspend the procedure,” the Polish commissioner said replying to a question from centre-right MEP Herbert Dorfmann who asked what the Commission intends to do with “certain pieces of legislation which could question food security, for example, the pesticides directive, nature restoration law.” According to Wojciechowski, the agrifood policy for the next months should be based on the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) strategic plans without adding anything more.
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