Over half of von der Leyen’s food policy promises weren’t met, analysis shows

Monday, February 19, 2024
Repeated delays and a farmer-led green policy backlash have left the flagship “Farm to Fork” strategy in doubt. In 2020, the European Commission unveiled its “Farm to Fork” food strategy – yet over half of its promises are still unmet, an analysis by Euronews has found. It’s supposedly a flagship element of the EU’s environmentally-focused green deal, but there’s been a recent high-profile backlash by protesting farmers. Of the 31 actions promised as part of Farm to Fork, 15 have not got off the ground – and one, a contentious proposal on pesticides, was even withdrawn by Commission President Ursula von der Leyen.
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