12.05.2021 - General Assembly 2021: Sustainable and healthy food

GENERAL ASSEMBLY 2021 - Sustainable and healthy food
12 May 2021

Over the coming decades, the world's population will continue to grow steadily. The world's food supply will have to keep up as the negative effects of climate change on food production have become increasingly apparent. Moreover, the global burden of disease related to inadequate nutrition (both from undernutrition as well as malnutrition) will continue to increase.

The food chain, from food production to consumption will therefore come under increasing pressure and will inevitably have to adapt to these pressing challenges. Creative solutions will be required at all levels involved, such as agriculture, food processing, distribution, consumption as well as the social context of food.

Following the example of other international institutions, the Superior Health Council, which already pays special attention to the relationship between food and health, wishes to encourage a transdisciplinary approach to this problem. 

With this morning seminar, the Superior Health Council aims to support the creation of a multisectoral dynamic that is necessary to lead to the development of new concepts with a solid and consensual basis, which aim in particular at fair and sustainable production and healthy food consumption.

Programme 12 May 2021

•10 am: Welcome
    Fabrice Péters, Coordinator SHC
    Stefaan De Henauw, President working group Nutrition & Health
    Tom Auwers, President FPS Public Health
•10.20 am: Transforming the food system towards sustainability: what does this mean for our diet?
    Tim Benton
    Director, Chatham House, United Kingdom
•11.00 am: "The rise of kale" – Positive food system transformation stories from the Nordic countries and the underlying policy actions
    Mads Fischer-Moller
    Professor in Food Policy, Scotland Rural College, United Kingdom
•11.30 am: Farms and food literacy: our health depends on it
    Marjolein Visser
    Chair of Agroecology, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
•12.00 pm: Is inclusiveness the real challenge of sustainable urban food systems?
    Katrien Verbeke
    Social entrepreneur, Belgium
•12.30 pm: Break
•12.40 pm: Safe and sustainable food put into practice
    Luc Pussemier
    Expert in food safety, Superior Health Council, Belgium
•1.00 pm: Q&A

You can watch the webinar in full here. (Link expires 31/12/2021.)

Check out the individual clips on our YouTube channel.