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Breaking silos: EUFIC’s upcoming conference to connect nutrition and environmental conversations

09 December 2019

EUFIC 2020 Conference

We regret to inform you that, due to the exceptional circumstances of Covid-19, Breaking Silos: Connecting the Nutrition and Environmental Conversations on 19 March 2020 has been postponed to a later date.  

We believe that this is the safest choice at this moment in time.  

All registered participants will be contacted individually and kept informed of the new date.  

If you are not yet a registered participant but interested in joining the conference; you are welcome to pre-register by emailing eufic@eufic.org.

With best regards,  
The EUFIC team  

How can we move forward in defining and acting upon healthy and sustainable diets in Europe? What role can science play to connect the nutritional and environmental silos that still dominate the public debate? These are some of the questions that will be addressed on March 19, 2020 by the EUFIC conference Breaking silos: connecting the nutrition and environmental conversations, taking place at La Bouche à Oreille in Brussels.

The conference aims to serve as a platform for around 120 actors from academia, industry, civil society, associations, and policymakers and provide them with a neutral venue to exchange and learn.

We want to bring together science-based perspectives contributing to a stronger collective sense of challenges, opportunities and solutions between different actors across the food chain. It is only by joining the health and environment-related aspects of food that we can empower people to make healthier and more sustainable food choices.”, said Laura Fernández Celemín, EUFIC Director General.

The conference will be moderated by Gertraud Leimüller, CEO of the consulting firm Winnovation, and include keynote speeches from Dr. Bente Mikkelsen, World Health Organization (WHO Europe), and Saskia de Pee, World Food Programme. To engage the audience and discuss in an open manner the key issues to future-proof the European food system and to improve people’s nutrition and health, Giks Weenink, Debate Academy, will lead a House of Commons debate on the ins and outs of ‘sustainability hypes’, including topics like meat versus plant-based food and natural versus processed food.

The latest conference programme is available here.