Going Beyond Zero Hunger with Good Food for All
The Sustainable Development Goals have set the task of reaching Zero Hunger by 2030. We want to achieve this with food grown in a way that is good for farmers, good for you and good for the planet. Watch our video above to see how sustainable, organic farmers do this. You can also share on Facebook and Twitter.
We live in a world where food is messed around with. It’s produced using harmful chemicals that damage our health, wildlife and the environment. It’s packed in plastic and unnecessarily shipped around the world. Farmers the world over are not making a decent living. Access to quality food and proper nutrition is not a reality for millions of people worldwide.
Currently 60 billion euro of EU taxpayers’ money is spent every year on Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) subsidies that mostly fund intensive and factory farming. Countless scientific studies have shown that intensive agriculture is damaging our natural resources, hurting wildlife and contributing to climate change.
It’s time to transition to growing food in a way that nourishes soils, preserves biodiversity and protects water sources from contamination. A food system that pays farmers and farmworkers fair prices and doesn’t just feed people but nourishes them.
For this to happen we call for:
- Real money set aside for nature, the environment and climate
- An end to perverse subsidies by enhancing minimum environmental rules for all farmers
- Real law enforcement
- Improve the governance of the CAP and the performance framework
“It is time to rethink how we grow, share and consume our food” notes Gábor Figeczky, Head of Global Policy at IFOAM – Organics International, adding “we need to shift policies, farming practices and consumer behavior towards true sustainability. To transform our food and farming systems, all public money spent on agriculture should be used to help farmers deliver public goods to society.”
Done right, agriculture can provide Good Food for All, generate decent incomes, and protect the environment.
- Video: Organic Farmers - Our everyday superheroes. Available in Czech, English, Dutch, French, German, Greek, Italian, Lithuanian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovenian, Spanish.
- Publication - Last Chance CAP
- For more shareable content, please visit makeeuropesustinableforall.org
- Common CAP messages for policy-makers from the Good Food Good Farming campaign
- For more information please contact Gábor Figeczky, Head of Global Policy, g.figeczky [at] ifoam.bio
The Good Food for All campaign is organized by 25 partners across Europe who have come together in ‘Make Europe Sustainable for All’, a 3-year cross-sectoral project to promote ambitious implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals. #GoodFood4All
This content has been produced with the financial assistance of the European Union. It is the sole responsibility of IFOAM - Organcis International and Make Europe Sustainable For All project partners and can in no way be taken to reflect the views of the European Union.