Action Plan for the development of EU organic production - Related Opinions
The revision of the SUD aims to address the key problem of the limited effectiveness of the SUD in reducing pesticide use and potential risks to human health and the environment across Member States.
On June 22 2022, the Commission published its proposal for a Regulation for the conversion of the Farm Accountancy Data Network into a Farm Sustainability Data Network.
The aim of the opinion is to analyse the strengths and weaknesses of both conventional and organic farming in order to identify the policy levers that are most effective and most likely to attain food sufficiency in EU Member States, while ensuring the transition to more sustainable food systems.
This opinion deals with three of four megatrends at the heart of the new Commission priorities: climate change, biodiversity loss and globalisation. While the European Green Deal will result in higher environmental standards with, for instance, stricter climate change targets, it is important that all Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) are not undermining these improvements by contributing to deforestation or biodiversity loss in other countries. As one of the world's largest importer of energy, agricultural goods and raw materials, the EU has contributed to deforestation and biodiversity loss in other countries.