16 October 2017. The EEA report ‘Food in a green light,’ analyses the challenges Europe faces in shifting to a sustainable food system and looks at current opportunities for change. The European Union must transform its food system to achieve the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal of ensuring sustainable food production systems by 2030 and the European Union’s long term sustainability goal of ‘living well, within the limits of the planet’ by 2050.
The report, released on World Food Day, is a first EEA assessment of what a greening of Europe’s food system might involve. It looks at the current state of play of Europe’s food system against the goals of food and nutrition security, ecosystem health, and social and economic well-being.