Distance not determining factor of sustainability, says Commission official

, Distance not determining factor of sustainability, says Commission official, TheCircularEconomy.com
Short food chains, often thought of as a ‘greener’ way to get food on the table, are not necessarily synonymous with sustainability, according to a Commission official, who called for a considered approach to the trade and sustainability debate.  “Distance is not the determining factor of sustainability,” Rupert Schlegelmilch, director of the Americas, agriculture and food safety at DG Trade at the European Commission, stressed during a recent EURACTIV event.  He emphasised instead that it is important to fully grasp the complexities of the food chain.

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