EPOA position regarding the ‘Sustainable Food System Framework’ initiative
The European Palm Oil Alliance underlines the aim of the EU Green Deal to protect the health and well-being of citizens from environment-related risks and impacts. We need to work on improving our global environment in a sustainable manner. EPOA considers a sustainable food system crucial to get to a healthy and sustainable future world. As for the use of palm oil, we support and promote the use of sustainable palm oil (in food products, feed and oleochemicals). We consider sustainable palm oil an important ingredient to feed the world, protect biodiversity and improve socio-economic development. We also believe that honest and truthful information should be developed and shared to raise awareness and inform consumers. In order to move towards a truly sustainable future, consumers should base their choice for (food) products on complete information. We believe that current information is very often one-sided and not reflecting the complexity of our food system, which is characterized by global and mutual interconnected supply chains with equally complex interlinked challenges to address.
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