Closing Plenary Session

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Safe and sustainable food systems – How can we get there?

Safe and sustainable food systems – How can we get there?

European food is recognised as being safe and of high quality, but it should now also aim for the highest standards of nutrition and sustainability. Food systems at global and EU level need urgent and significant transformation if they are to meet sustainability targets. With the Farm to Fork Strategy, which is at the core of the European Green Deal, there is accelerating momentum in efforts to make our EU food system more resilient and sustainable. Although the European Green Deal puts sustainability at the heart of EU policy-making, and reflects the need for systemic change in food systems, we are still in the process of turning such ambitions into policies and actions. Moreover, steering food systems towards a sustainability transformation remains an immense challenge. Yet, food systems offer many entry points for change. Building on points emerging from the thematic (break-out) sessions over the previous days of the Conference, this plenary session will explore how food safety assessments need to be advanced to keep our food safe, while contributing to making it more nutritious and sustainable. To this end, we will address how a One Health approach could help to deliver more integrated, cross-sectoral and collaborative health assessments, and how such assessments could better inform policies that shape food system transformations. 

Session Coordinator

Session coordinator
Yann Devos (EFSA)

Session Contributors

Session contributors
Marta Hugas (EFSA)
Cinzia Percivaldi (EFSA)
Tobin Robinson (EFSA)
Bernhard Url (EFSA)

CONFIRMED PROGRAMME AFFILIATES

CHAIRPERSONS
Abstract Session Chairpersons
  • Pamela Byrne, Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI)
  • Lee Ann Jackson, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
MODERATORS
Abstract Session Moderators
  • Rose O’Donovan, Agra Facts
RAPPORTEURS
Abstract Session Rapporteurs
  • Yann Devos, European Food Safety Authority (EFSA)
  • Clémence Foltz, European Food Safety Authority (EFSA)
  • Cinzia Percivaldi, European Food Safety Authority (EFSA)
  • Tobin Robinson, European Food Safety Authority (EFSA)

PART I: One Health – Delivering integrated health assessments that advance food safety

SPEAKERS
Abstract Session Speakers
  • Lynn J Frewer, Newcastle University - ONE Society track: wrap up
  • Francesco Branca, World Health Organisation (WHO) - ONE Life track: wrap up 
  • Franck CJ Berthe, World Bank - ONE Planet track: wrap up 
  • Christine Nellemann, Technical University of Denmark (DTU) - MANY Ways track: wrap up
PANELLISTS
Abstract Session Panellists
  • Franck CJ Berthe, World Bank
  • Francesco Branca, World Health Organisation (WHO)
  • Lynn J Frewer, Newcastle University
  • Steven M Musser, US Food and Drug Administration (US FDA)
  • Christine Nellemann, Technical University of Denmark (DTU)

PART II: One Health – How scientific advice can help to make our food systems fit for the future

SPEAKERS
Abstract Session Speakers Extra
  • Ismahane Elouafi, Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) - Transitioning to more sustainable and resilient food systems: FAO’s policy vision
  • Sandra Gallina, European Commission - Achieving sustainable and resilient food systems: a science for policy perspective
  • Hans Bruyninckx, European Environment Agency (EEA) - Knowledge for action – sustainability transitions and the food system of tomorrow
PANELLISTS
Abstract Session Panellists Extra
  • Nathalie Chaze, Directorate-General for Health and Food Safety (European Commission)
  • Ismahane Elouafi, Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)
  • Stephen Quest, Joint Research Centre (JRC)
  • Gerda Verburg, Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement
  • Joachim von Braun, University of Bonn