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  • Title of document: Towards a common food policy for the European Union: The policy reform and realignment that is required to build sustainable food systems in Europe

    Authors/editor: Olivier De Schutter

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    Ministry/Government Agency/Organisation: IPES-Food

    Year of publication: 2019

    Geographic focus: EU

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    This report argues for a Common Food Policy for the European Union: a policy setting a direction of travel for the whole food system, bringing together the various sectoral policies that affect food production, processing, distribution, and consumption, and refocusing all actions on the transition to sustainability.