Who decides what you eat?

The power of food environments on consumer diets

28 June 2023

15:00 - 17:30 CEST

The Federation of Enterprises

Rue Ravenstein 4, Brussels

Evidence increasingly shows the way we farm and eat has a big impact on the planet, public health, animal welfare and more. Shifting to healthier and more plant-based diets with ‘less and better’ animal products can be beneficial on many counts. During this event, we’ll be launching a new report that dives into these issues and offers real examples of the power of food environments on consumer diets. You will also have the opportunity to hear from experts on how they can be used to influence consumer behaviours and shape our food systems for the better.


15:00 - 15:10 | Welcome and Opening Remarks

Natasha Foote | Euractiv

15:10 - 15:20 | Commission Keynote

Claire Bury | Deputy Director General for Food Sustainability at DG SANTE, European Commission

15:20 - 15:45 | Towards sustainable food consumption - What does science say?

Two of the independent scientific advisors for the EU Scientific Advice Mechanism will present their findings and recommendations following the publication of their reports on sustainable food consumption.

  • Erik Mathijs | Chair of the SAPEA Working Group
  • Eric Lambin | Group of Chief Scientific Advisors
15:45 - 16:50 | Panel debate: Who decides what you eat? Food environments in our daily life
  • Claire Bury | Deputy Director General for Food Sustainability at DG SANTE, European Commission
  • Francisco Guerreiro | Member of the European Parliament
  • Christel Delberghe | Director General of Eurocommerce
  • Monique Goyens | Director General, BEUC
  • Lynnette Neufeld | Director Food and Nutrition Division, FAO

The panel debate will include a Q&A session.

16:50 - 17:00 | Closing remarks

Natasha Foote | Euractiv

17:00 - 17:30 | Reception
The discussion will be moderated by Natasha Foote (Euractiv).

Event Materials

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This joint event is part of the project between Eurogroup for Animals, the European Consumer Organisation (BEUC) and the European Public Health Alliance (EPHA) to move the debate around food environments to the forefront and campaign for food environments that promote healthy sustainable diets with less and better animal products. 

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