Unblocking Innovation — Towards “Food 2030” — Envisaging “Food 2050”

Tuesday, 9 July 2019 (9.30 - 16.30) – VMA3


09h00 | Registration

09h30 | Welcome

  • Antonello Pezzini, President of the EESC Study Group NAT/555 on Sustainable Food

Morning session chaired by Jens Karsten, Food Lawyers’ Network

Setting the Frame:

09h40 | Food’s Futures — A Plurality of Options: Ideas for Prioritisation in the EU’s Political Season 2019-2024, Raymond O’Rourke, Irish food lawyer

10h00 | Consumers Ready for Acquiring New Tastes? Readiness for Change in the Name of Sustainability, Camille Perrin, BEUC


10h20 | “Food 2030”, Karen Fabbri, European Commission, Directorate General for Research & Innovation

10h40 | “Food 2050”, Franz Ulberth, Joint Research Centre, (Health, Consumers and Reference Materials – Fraud Detection and Prevention)

Q&A from the audience

Construction Site One: Market Access for Regulated Products, the Example of Novel Food  

11h00 | Stevia, Jan Geuns, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven

11h15 | Cultured Meat, Peter Verstrate, MosaMeat

11h30 | Cannabis, Gilles Boin, French food lawyer

11h45 | Insects, Christophe Derrien, IPIFF

12h00 | Panel Discussion, including Takis Daskaleros, European Commission, DG SANTE

Q&A from the audience

13h00 | Lunch Break — sponsored by the Food Lawyers’ Network

Afternoon session chaired by Bernd van der Meulen, European Institute for Food Law

14h30 | Tackling Food Fraud — Science in the Service of Protecting Authenticity and Attesting Origin, Giorgio Rusconi, Italian food lawyer

Construction Site Two: Intellectual Property for Food and Seeds, Patents, Data Protection, New Breeding Techniques

14h45 | New Breeding Techniques - Explaining CRISPR, Dennis Eriksson, Swedish University of Agricultural Science

15h00 | Patents on Life, Per Lidman, Swedish food lawyer

15h15 | Data Protection and Food, Bernd van der Meulen, European Institute for Food Law

Q&A from the audience

16h00 | Closing Session — Emerging Shape of the Food Policy of the 9th European Parliament: A Tour de Table with Newly Elected Members of the European Parliament, with Norbert Lins MEP, Annie Schreijer-Pierik MEP, Sarah Wiener MEP

16h30 | End of Conference, closing remarks by Maurizio Reale, President of the EESC Specialised Section for Agriculture, Rural Development and the Environment (NAT)

Interpretation: EN/FR/IT/CS/DE/ES >>> EN/FR/IT/CS