Sustainable food systems: what is Switzerland’s responsibility?

By Platform Agenda 2030

One-third of the world’s population has no secure access to sufficient and healthy food. This is not due to insufficient food production; sufficient calories are produced worldwide to feed even a growing world population. To eradicate hunger and malnutrition, we need to look at food systems holistically and transform them with a view to sustainable production, fair distribution and human rights. In short: implement all 17 SDGs.

The Swiss CSO Platform Agenda 2030 published a short document showing how strongly a transformation of our food system is connected to the 2030 Agenda, with a special focus on Switzerland’s responsibility.  

The report asks for a strict review of all subsidies as to their effect on sustainability, to ban all exports of highly toxic pesticides, no patents on seeds, public actors to go ahead, to regulate publicity for non-healthy products and to invest in more and more effective participation of all actors in designing a sustainable food system. 

The document is available in German, French and Italian



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