Last time we touched bases about this topic we came to a conclusion that the Farm to Table principle is very much in line with our GROME principle. While this is true and we are striving to promote both, it is also becoming increasingly easier to hear about Farm to Table (Farm to Fork) in the news. The principle was recently adopted by the European Commission as a part of their ‘Green Deal’.
Last time we dove into the modern adoption and the overall approach of Farm to Table adopters, and this time we will take a closer look at the ‘Green Deal’ and why food approach plays such an important role in it.
The Green Deal is an effort by European Union with a main goal being the ‘first climate-neutral continent’. And while this may sound as a very large goal, sustainable farming and the overall adoption of the ‘Farm to Fork’ strategy lays in the very center of this deal. Overall plan is dissected into smaller, quite object-oriented goals and they are:
From this list of objectives, we can clearly determine that the successful implementation of the Farm to Fork strategy can, and will have a positive impact on each of these goals. By ensuring that sustainable, small scale farming has access to the market, Green Deal will stipulate consumers to participate in this deal. This action, just by itself, will then become a part of fair economic return supply chain which will further improve market conditions for suppliers as well as for consumers.
By initiating such a chain of events and promoting sustainable and organic farming, both the environment, and the biodiversity will see immense improvements.
Overall impact of such a strategy being implemented into a large area like European Union can only bring betterment. It is not a secret that current situation with COVID is extremely challenging for individuals, however it is also very challenging for our food producers.
Adaptation of Farm to Fork strategy as a part of the Green Deal can have multiple positive outcomes in a very short period of time, however it is important to mention that we all have to do our part in order to assure success of it. In this sense, our education and awareness of trends like Farm to Fork are a backbone that will ‘make it or brake it’ for the overall Green Deal.