Environment Commissioner Virginijus Sinkevičius believes the Covid-19 pandemic shows the resilience of EU food supply, according to EURACTIV.
He cast doubt on the long-standing primacy of food security, suggesting that traditional concerns might give way to issues like climate change, sustainability, or biodiversity.
“Food security is no longer a major concern for the European Union”, he told MEPs in the European Parliament’s agriculture committee (COMAGRI) on Monday.
He said that other challenges are dominating the European food system, such as food waste, overconsumption, obesity and its overall environmental footprint.
To corroborate his claim, he cited the absence of expected shortages during the COVID-19 pandemic, except for a few products like asparagus or wine.