On December 13th and 14th, 2022, the RIE Task Force on Sustainable Food Systems and Innovation will organise an Expert Workshop on Regulatory Approaches to Sustainability and Innovation in Agriculture.
In light of the European Commission coming out with legislative proposals on Pesticides, NGTs and the Sustainable Food Systems Framework the ultimate goal is to make sustainability central to all food-related policies. The purpose of the workshop in December, therefore, is to consider how sustainability might be incorporated or integrated with safety considerations involving both new and traditional breeding techniques within broader EU policies. The starting point for this workshop recognizes the need to Re-Imagine the model for European Agriculture in order to deliver for all stakeholders involved whilst ensuring social, economic and environmental sustainability.
The workshop will bring together leading experts and thinkers from a diverse set of stakeholders and positions to analyze how sustainability might be incorporated or integrated with safety considerations involving innovation in crop breeding techniques within EU policies such as the Sustainable Food Systems Framework and the anticipated EC proposal on NGTs. The event will be organized by RIE, in collaboration with the Institute of Agroecology, European Sustainable Agriculture Through Genome Editing (EU-SAGE) and All European Academies (ALLEA).