Sabine Weiland was invited as a key note speaker at the Future Food Symposium, held in Utrecht, Netherlands. The annual symposium took a closer look at the ‘EAT-Lancet Report’.
In January of this year the EAT-Lancet report made the headlines by advocating a radical reconfiguration of food production, consumption and governance to make our food system sustainable and future-proof. Ever since, debates have ensued on the report’s diagnoses and recommendations- ranging from accusations of the report being too critical on the role of meat in our consumption pattern to concerns about the impacts of the report on farmer’s livelihoods and access to food.
Future Food used its annual symposium to critically assess the report and investigate its relevance for research and policy-making on food systems. Is there a solid scientific basis for the EAT-Lancet recommendations? What does EAT-Lancet mean for our research agendas? What does it mean for food and agricultural policy making? The symposium will kick off with a key note by one of the EAT Lancet reports authors, followed by three interactive break-out sessions that focus on sustainable production, healthy consumption and governance.
Questions tackled during the symposium:
- Is there a solid scientific basis for the EAT-Lancet recommendations?
- What does EAT-Lancet mean for our research agendas?
- How well does the Dutch government’s new policy vision on circular agriculture fit the report’s recommendations?
Sabine Weiland delivered a key note speech on “Fairness and justice in the food system – The neglected dimension?“ in the panel ‘The Governance of Fair Food’.