Food Systems of the Future – The National Dialogue on the UNFSS in Germany
Federal Office for Agriculture and Food (BLE)
Time: Friday, 20. January 2023, 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Languages: English, German
Over 1,600 participants discussed topics from five main themes relating to how food systems can be made resilient and climate-friendly.
One result was a focus on a more plant-based diet and on making the external costs of the current production methods and food systems visible.
In the panel, the participants of the processes will present results, identify the challenges for transforming the food systems and describe the requirements to be met by the transformation process.
The international perspective will also be addressed, and aspects shared with processes in other countries and the respective conclusions discussed with Stefanos Fotiou, the head of the UNFSS hub.
In the last year and a half, the BLE conducted the National Dialogue on Food Systems on behalf of the BMEL. Dr Eiden held the role of dialogue leader. Before taking on his current role at the BLE, Dr Hanns-Christoph Eiden held a variety of positions at the BMEL and was most recently in charge of European and international affairs as well as the German spokesperson on the EU’s Special Committee on Agriculture.
A long-standing focus of her research is the study of psychological determinants of health behavior with a focus on dietary behavior and the development of mobile interventions for behavior change. She also leads projects funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research and the EU (DEDIPAC; SMARTACT; EATMOTIVE). As part of the Cluster of Excellence EXC 2117 “”Collective Behavior””, she has been leading the research project “”Collective Appetite”” since 2019. Another topic her research deals with is subjective risk assessment, risk communication and health behavior. Prof. Renner is Vice President of the DGE and Vice Chair of the Scientific Advisory Board for Agricultural Policy, Nutrition and Consumer Health Protection at the German Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture, as well as on the Board of Directors of the Cluster of Excellence EXC 2117 “”Collective Behavior”” and on the Advisory Board of the BMBF nutrition cluster NutriAct.