The role of science in sustainable food and how to communicate it
We all know we must transition towards more sustainable food systems while maintaining food safety, and that science has a key role to play in this transition. But how can we make sure science is being listened to?
Have policymakers got the balance right between listening to opinion and following the evidence when it comes to legislation around healthy and sustainable diets?
There are lots of views out there, but in a world where people’s ideas are more likely to be informed by a friend’s post on social media than by an expert with the facts at their fingertips, how can science cut through the noise?
Join this EURACTIV Virtual Conference to discuss how to ensure that regulations on food safety and sustainability can be science- and evidence-based and how to best communicate them to policymakers and the wider public.
Tom Arnold, Chair, High Level Expert Group to assess need for an International Platform for Food Systems Science, European Commission
Marta Hugas, Chief Scientist, European Food Safety Authority (EFSA)
Geert Maesmans, Global R&D Leader, Cargill
Jack Bobo, Author and Food Futurist
Dr Joanna Kaniewska, Senior Manager, Food & Health Science, European Food Information Council
Dave Keating, Journalist, EURACTIV
09:30 – 09:35 Welcome
09:35 – 09:50 Panellist statements
09:50 – 10:40 Discussion and Q&A
10:40 – 10:45 Closing statements
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The wider population's trust in the the scientific community when it comes to food issues remains low and institutions must adopt an 'audience-first' approach to help change that, experts have warned.