11 October 2019 from 09:00 to 18:00

Future Food - Yearly Symposium

Future Food Utrecht Yearly Symposium: A closer look at the EAT - Lancet Report

In January of this year the EAT-Lancet report made the headlines by advocating a radical reconfiguration of food production, consumption and governance to make our food system sustainable and future-proof. Ever since, debates have ensued on the report’s diagnoses and recommendations- ranging from accusations of the report being too critical on the role of meat in our consumption pattern to concerns about the impacts of the report on farmer’s livelihoods and access to food.

Future Food will use its annual symposium to critically assess the report and investigate its relevance for research and policy-making on food systems. Is there a solid scientific basis for the EAT-Lancet recommendations? What does EAT-Lancet mean for our research agendas? What does it mean for food and agricultural policy making? The symposium will kick off with a key note by one of the EAT Lancet reports authors, followed by three interactive break-out sessions that focus on sustainable production, healthy consumption and governance. In the final part of the program the findings and suggestions from these sessions will be discussed in a panel with stakeholders.  

Questions to be tackled during the symposium:
Is there a solid scientific basis for the EAT-Lancet recommendations?
What does EAT-Lancet mean for our research agendas?
How well does the  Dutch government's new policy vision on circular agriculture fit the report's recommendations?

The symposium will kick off with a key note by one of the EAT Lancet reports authors, followed by three interactive break-out sessions that focus on sustainable production, healthy consumption and governance. In the final part of the program the findings and suggestions will be discussed in a panel of UU-researchers, other experts and external stakeholders.

Location: Victor J. Koningsberger building, Budapestlaan 4a/b, 3584 CD Utrecht

Room: PANGEA room – 1st floor

Provisional program​

9.30-10.30 Opening with two key-note speeches: 

10.45-12.15 Interactive break-out sessions (Part 1)

Discussion/exploration of problems 

12.15-13.30 Lunch Break 

13.30-14.45 Interactive break-out sessions (Part 2)

Solutions and statements for debate

  • Break-out session 1: Sustainable food production 
  • Break-out session 2: Beyond the EAT Lancet healthy reference diet 
  • Break-out session 3: The Governance of Fair Food

14.45-15.15 Break (and integration/selection of statements for plenary discussion)

15.15-16.30 Plenary discussion and debate with external moderator Dick Veerman, Foodlog.nl 

16.30-17.30 Drinks 

Interactive break-out sessions 

The interactive break-out sessions seek to engage the FFU community in studying one of the three themes. We propose one or two pitches by experts about the session theme, which is then followed by a debate using the open-fishbowl technique in order to allow maximum participation by attendees.  

Details

Participation in the event is free, however the organisers kindly ask you to register promptly, as the number of places is limited! 

We encourage participants to use public transport (plan your journey at 9292ov) as parking lots in the Uithof are available but space may be limited.

For more information about the event contact the organisation:

Ms. Hester Pruiksma, h.pruiksma@uu.nl  (+31 30 253 76 66) or Ms. Maria Jose Rojo Martinez, M.J.RojoMartinez@uu.nl (+31 30 253 46 45).

We look forward to meeting you at the symposium!

Start date and time
11 October 2019 09:00
End date and time
11 October 2019 18:00