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Symposium: Towards healthy and environmentally sustainable diets for European consumers

On January 8th, 2020 Elly Mertens will defend her PhD thesis “Towards healthy and environmentally sustainable diets for European consumers”. To celebrate the completion of this part of the SHARP-BASIC project, Wageningen University and TiFN have organised a scientific symposium prior to the defence. Four speakers will present their view on the different challenges in the transition to healthy and environmentally sustainable diets for European consumers. What are the synergies and trade-offs between them, what can be done already and what requires further research?

Programme

12.30 – 13.00 Registration, coffee and tea
13.00 – 13.15 Welcome and introduction – Prof Pieter van ’t Veer (Wageningen University)
13.15 – 13.35 Challenges in health – Dr Corné van Dooren (Voedingscentrum)
13.35 – 13.55 Challenges for consumers – Dr Maartje Poelman (Wageningen University)
13.55 – 14.15 Challenges in sustainable food production – Wouter-Jan Schouten, M.Sc. (TiFN)
14.15 – 14.35 Challenges for food systems – Dr Monika Zurek (University of Oxford)
14.35 – 15.00 Discussion and closure – Prof Pieter van ’t Veer (Wageningen University)
15.00 – 16.00 Travel time to Aula
16.00 – 17.00 PhD defence Elly Mertens

Location

Symposium: Leeuwenborch (lecture hall C63), Hollandseweg 1, 6706 KN Wageningen
PhD defence: Aula, Generaal Foulkesweg 1, 6703 BG Wageningen (A digital copy of the thesis can be downloaded from December 16 onwards).

Registration

Please register before January 3.