As a EESC member, Peter Schmidt, has a first-hand view of how food can take on a leading role in reaching sustainability objectives and how it is affected by regulation, policies and the practices of multinational corporations. In fact, the current food system has created a distorted value of food that allows big business to make huge profits at the expense of European farmers that rely on 60 billion euros per year in subsidies paid by EU taxpayers. A comprehensive food policy, that regulates the food system according to circular economy principles and educates consumers as to the real value of food, will be instrumental in creating a more equitable and environmentally friendly approach to food production and consumption.    How important will it be for Europe to...