Symposium 'Food for Future'


Food for Future Symposium

This two day symposium is about food. Both days place research on food and food technology in future perspective.The first day focuses on food production, the second day on food consumption.

Organised by 100 years WUR

Fri 22 June 2018 until Sat 23 June 2018

Venue Orion, building number 103 Bronland 1, 103 6708 WH Wageningen

During the symposium, trends and innovations throughout the food chain are presented. On Friday 22nd June, technological innovations and global food chains are on the menu. Starting off with genomics and breeding of crops, the day flows into novel technologies on larger scale in aquaculture, greenhouses, robotics and precision agriculture. In a closing House of Commons debate on the 22nd speakers and audience are invited to discuss societal propositions related to the discussed topics.

Friday morning: technological innovations

9:00 Opening by Esther van Rijswijk
9:05 Huanming Yang (Beijing Genomics Institute)
9:35 Arjen van Tunen (Keygene)
10:05 Steve Long (University of Illinois)
10:35 Break
11:05 Leo Marcelis (WUR)
11:20 Janneke de Kramer (WUR)
11:40 Corné Kempenaar (WUR)
12:00 Imke de Boer (WUR)
12:15-13:15 Lunch

Friday afternoon: global food chains

13:15 Karl Almås (SINTEF Ocean)
13:45 John Ingram (University of Oxford)
14:15 Polly Ericksen (ILRI)
14:45 Break
15:15 Martin Kropff (CIMMYT)
15:45 House of Commons debate
17:00-18:00 Drinks

The second day revolves around the consumer as a key player in the production and consumption chain. In the morning new research on nutrition, health and novel food, is discussed. The afternoon session focuses on consumer behaviour and perception of food. The symposium is closed on the 23rd with an interactive session by Anneke Ammerlaan, trend watcher on food innovation.

Saturday morning: nutrition, health and novel food

9:00 Baukje de Roos (University of Aberdeen)
9:30 Clare Mills (Manchester Institute of Biotechnology)
10:00 Gerda Feunekes (Voedingscentrum Nederland)
10:30 Break
11:00 Loes Moor-Hulshoff (De Vegetarische Slager) & Atze Jan van der Goot (WUR)
11:30 Koen van Swam (Stichting Noordzeeboerderij)
12:00 Kjeld van Bommel (TNO)
12:30-13:30 Lunch

Saturday afternoon: consumer behaviour

13:30 Michel Nielen (WUR)
14:00 Gert Spaargaren (WUR)
14:30 Rosanne Hertzberger (authour)
15:00 Break
15:30 Anneke Ammerlaan (trend watcher)
16:30 Closing by Esther van Rijswijk
16:40-18:00 Drinks

Both days are chaired by Esther van Rijswijk. Breaks and lunches offer opportunities to exchange thoughts and suggestions for each other’s field of work.

More information on the event, including times and venues will soon be published.