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EUROPE AND FOOD: Ensuring environmental, health and social benefits for the global transition


05 May 2021 10:00




Agriculture & Food

Event Description

During this online event hosted by the Barilla Foundation, experts will discuss the future of Europe’s food systems based on the newly launched “Europe and Food” report. The panel will highlight the transformations required in areas like nutrition, agricultural practices, climate, and food loss and waste — based on insights from the Food Sustainability Index (FSI), a tool developed by the Barilla Foundation and the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU).


Session 1:
• Paolo De Castro, MEP Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development, European Parliament: The European challenges to reach a 100% safety food chain
• Marta Antonelli, Head of Research, Barilla Foundation, BCFN Speech Report: The Food sustainability Index and the importance of measuring the sustainability of food systems

Session 2 – Moderated by Paolo De Castro MEP:
• Michele Quaroni, Ambassador-Deputy Permanent Representative of Italy to the EU: The farm to Fork strategy and the needs of Sustainable diets- the Italian case
• Claire Bury, Deputy Director General for Food sustainability, EU Commission: The Farm to Fork Strategy and its initiatives to address nutritional challenges
• Eduardo Cuoco, IFOAM EU Director: The role of farmers in the affirmation of European sustainability and the challenges of the Green Deal
• Riccardo Valentini, BCFN Advisory Board and Scientific Coordinator of Project Su-Eatable Life: The importance of communication to raise awareness among young generations
• Luc Vernet, Co-Founder of Farm Europe and contributor to Eat Europe


Closing remarks: Paolo De Castro