Considering the extent of the food security crisis and the urgency to address the issue of excessive commodity speculation, the aim of this own-initiative opinion is to analyse the current situation in more detail; gather experts' views on the impacts of commodity speculation on food price increases and food security worldwide; and provide civil society's recommendations on policy measures that are needed to address excessive price speculation and increase market transparency.
Landbouw, Plattelandsontwikkeling en Milieu (NAT) - Related Opinions
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 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.
The aim of this OIO is to identify avenues for a transparent and credible sustainability-labelling framework, which is easy to understand and empowers consumers to make more sustainable food choices. The OIO would contribute to achieving more sustainable and healthy food systems in practice by exploring potential avenues to empower the consumer to make more sustainable buying decisions.
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.