The seminar, bringing together acknowledged European experts from the field of food safety and quality policy on the one hand, and representatives of Korean authorities, importers, retailers, journalists and researchers on the other, will provide an avenue for presentation of practical EU approaches concerning sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) issues, labelling, controls, organic products as well as geographical indications.
The aim of this annual conference is to provide food law practitioners with an analysis of the recent legislation, case law and ongoing policy developments at EU level affecting the food sector.
Targeted to a multidisciplinary network of experts in food, nutrition and health, the 2018 Annual Symposium will feature presentations by leading experts on three major themes: Food of the Future, Proteins of the Future, Consumer Behaviour and Nutritional Intake.
Speakers include Tom Tynan, member of the cabinet of EU Commissioner Phil Hogan, Dr Tzvetan Dimitrov, Deputy Minister – Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Forestry, Bulgaria and Peter Giortz-Carlsen Tzvetan, Executive Vice President Europe, Arla Foods.
The agenda includes items in energy & climate and environment, food & drink and health and transport policy.
A summary of the debate with a focus on Food & Drink and Trade is now available.
Developing organic production is an EU policy objective. While the EU organic market is constantly expanding, only 6 % of total EU agricultural area is used for organic cultivation, and the difference between EU demand and production is covered by growing imports. To overcome the regulatory obstacles to the development of the sector and increase consumer confidence in the EU organic logo, the Commission adopted a proposal in March 2014 for a regulation on organic production and labelling of organic products, repealing the current framework dating from 2007. Following a series of trilogue meetings, the Maltese Presidency and the European Parliament reached a preliminary agreement on 28 June 2017. The Council’s Special Committee on Agriculture endorsed the agreement, which the Parliament’s Agriculture Committee subsequently approved on 22 November 2017. The full Parliament and Council now need to approve the text before the new regulation can enter into force. This briefing updates earlier editions, of September (PE 568.317), and October 2015 (PE 596.036), drafted by Francesco Tropea.
Source: European Parliament
The Forum for the Future of Agriculture (FFA) is where agriculture and environment meet for an open dialogue. Each year, luminaries from various leading international institutions, such as the European Commission, the European Council, the European Parliament, the food/farming chain, NGOs, and businesses from every sector present their diverse views to a packed auditorium. At FFA2018 speakers and respondents will address the key issues including the need for healthy farming, healthy food and a healthy future.