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Europe’s Farm to Fork Strategy and Its Commitment to Biotechnology and Organic Farming: Conflicting or Complementary Goals?

Purnhagen, Kai P. and Clemens, Stephan and Eriksson, Dennis and Fresco, Louise O. and Tosun, Jale and Qaim, Matin and Visser, Richard G. F. and Weber, Andreas P. M. and Wesseler, Justus H. H. and Zilberman, David (2021). Europe’s Farm to Fork Strategy and Its Commitment to Biotechnology and Organic Farming: Conflicting or Complementary Goals? Trends in Plant Science. 26 , 600-606
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The European Commission's Farm to Fork (F2F) strategy, under the European Green Deal, acknowledges that innovative techniques, including biotechnology, may play a role in increasing sustainability. At the same time, organic farming will be promoted, and at least 25% of the EU's agricultural land shall be under organic farming by 2030. How can both biotechnology and organic farming be developed and promoted simultaneously to contribute to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)? We illustrate that achieving the SDGs benefits from the inclusion of recent innovations in biotechnology in organic farming. This requires a change in the law. Otherwise, the planned increase of organic production in the F2F strategy may result in less sustainable, not more sustainable, food systems.

Authors/Creators:Purnhagen, Kai P. and Clemens, Stephan and Eriksson, Dennis and Fresco, Louise O. and Tosun, Jale and Qaim, Matin and Visser, Richard G. F. and Weber, Andreas P. M. and Wesseler, Justus H. H. and Zilberman, David
Title:Europe’s Farm to Fork Strategy and Its Commitment to Biotechnology and Organic Farming: Conflicting or Complementary Goals?
Series Name/Journal:Trends in Plant Science
Year of publishing :2021
Volume:26
Page range:600-606
Number of Pages:7
Publisher:ELSEVIER SCIENCE LONDON
ISSN:1360-1385
Language:English
Publication Type:Article Review/Survey
Article category:Scientific peer reviewed
Version:Published version
Copyright:Creative Commons: Attribution 4.0
Full Text Status:Public
Subjects:(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 4 Agricultural Sciences > 401 Agricultural, Forestry and Fisheries > Agricultural Science
URN:NBN:urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-p-112095
Permanent URL:
http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-p-112095
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DOI10.1016/j.tplants.2021.03.012
Web of Science (WoS)000651146800009
ID Code:24407
Faculty:LTV - Fakulteten för landskapsarkitektur, trädgårds- och växtproduktionsvetenskap
Department:(LTJ, LTV) > Department of Plant Breeding (from 130101)
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Deposited On:07 Jun 2021 07:23
Metadata Last Modified:07 Jun 2021 07:31

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