Europe needs agro-ecological, not chemical solutions for food and farming in Europe
Against the background of the meeting of the Agriculture and Fisheries Council (AGRIFISH) on 10 April, where European Agriculture Ministers aligned with the European Parliament and the European Commission’s proposed CAP Delegated Acts, 11 European food and farming NGOs (including EPHA) sent an open letter to the Greek Presidency and the European Commission calling on the EU and national leaders to ensure that the CAP delegated acts and implementation of new rural development programmes enhance agro-ecological solutions, rather than support agro-chemicals.
The key demands outlined by the coalition of farming, environmental, development, consumer and public health groups included:
European Public Health Alliance join other European food and farming NGOs in a call to policymakers to enhance agro-ecological, rather than agro-chemical oriented solutions to food and farming in Europe.
To learn more about why and how agro-ecology supports public health, as well as why it is important to align health and nutritional outcomes with the Common Agricultural Policy of the EU, see our other EPHA articles: