The modern food system - characterized by external inputs (such as fossil fuels, fertilizers and crop protection solutions,…), lower labor inputs and long supply chains - is currently the dominant model in Europe. This model is a clear example of a food chain approach. However, we can’t ignore the existing diversity in the landscape of food production, trade and consumption. There are also many small-scale family-based producers providing food for (local) markets operating alongside large-scale globalized food companies and suppliers.
Food integrity is capturing more than only traditional elements of food and nutrition security, such as food safety and quality. Other elements such as sustainability or impact on the ecosystem and social wellbeing of both consumers or employment in the agri-food chain are getting more important in future-oriented food systems.
The combination of these elements in a food system may lead to opportunities as well as conflicting situations.
We would like to invite you to reflect with us on the role of food integrity in evolving food systems during an interactive debate together with the most inspiring and influential Belgian stakeholders in the agri-food chain (CEOs, sustainability managers and quality managers)
- Early birds: € 150,00*
- From 01/09: € 200,00*
* VAT 21% not included
Communicatiecampus (building 485)
B-9000 Ghent (BE)