Parliamentary question - E-000086/2021Parliamentary question

    The importance of plant-based alternatives in the shift to a more sustainable food production model

    Question for written answer  E-000086/2021
    to the Commission
    Rule 138
    Sylwia Spurek (Verts/ALE), Francisco Guerreiro (Verts/ALE), Manuela Ripa (Verts/ALE), Eleonora Evi (Verts/ALE), Alexis Georgoulis (The Left)

    Parliament recently rejected a number of amendments aimed at limiting the use of meat-related names for plant-based alternatives. It is indispensable to recognise that transitioning from the current food production model to a more sustainable alternative is crucial to tackling climate change, protecting people’s health, and increasing safeguards for consumer rights. A recent Greenpeace report (‘Farming for failure’) enumerated a number of important policy recommendations regarding the shift to more plant-based diets. The Commission also recognised the importance of plant-based alternatives in a special report on the development of plant proteins in the EU published in 2018.

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