Re-arrange the Pillars
To bring about food that is healthier for people and the planet, CAP needs to become a “Sustainable Food Policy” by making the two Pillars equal – 50% of subsidies each. Then Pillar 2 could become more than “Environmental Stewardship” and include incentives to reduce Carbon Emissions (10%), produce Healthier Food (10%), improve Labour Conditions (10%), improve Animal Welfare (10%) and Environmental Stewardship (remaining 10%).
28 Nov 2008
Charlie Clutterbuck, Sustainablefood.com
Agricultural Scientist, Fellow Food Policy at City University,and Representative on National Rural & Agric Workers Union. Runs www.sustainablefood.com, includes a page on CAP.