Interview: Organic farming leader on meeting ‘challenging’ EU targets

The farm to fork strategy launched by the European Commission on 20 May was a surprise for the organic food and farming lobby in Brussels. The International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM) had asked for 20% of EU farmland to be organic by 2030. The commission opted for 25%. Eduardo Cuoco, director of IFOAM Europe, tells ENDS why the proposal is good news but a “big challenge”.

by Claudia Delperro
Cuoco: ‘The problem is that food is too cheap because production costs are externalised’
Cuoco: ‘The problem is that food is too cheap because production costs are externalised’

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