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Sustainable organic food systems can provide food for the world. How to facilitate the transfer of the current system into a
sustainable organic food system by ensuring organic integrity is the task of this workshop

     Tuesday, Nov 19th 2019 starting at 14h

     Permanent Representation of Hessen
     21, Rue Montoyer, 1000 Brussels.

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14:00 Welcome
         Benedetta Merlo, Association Manager, OPTA EU

14:10 Workshop introduction and Greetings
         Mr. Martin Häusling, introduction and welcome from the EP
         Mr. Norbert Lins, Chair of the Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development

14:30 Session 1: The 100% Organic approach
         Moderation: Ms Benedetta Merlo, OPTA EU

         Impulse: Towards a sustainable European food system by 2050: options for upscaling agroecology and pesticide-free agriculture across Europe
         Pierre- Marie Aubert, IDDRI

         Impluse: Societal and Ecological Values created by Organic Farming
         Adrian Bebb, Friends of the Earth Europe

         Impulse: Organic as a disruptive pioneer of established Food Systems - How Smallholder Farmers both feed the world and create social stability
         Ronald Van Marlen, General Manager NANA BIO, Organic Production

16:30 coffee break

17:00 Session 2: Organic Reliability. How to ensure Organic Integrity
         Moderation: Mr Hannes Lorenzen

         Impulse: Fraud cases in Organic, a Commission Perspective
         Elena Panichi, Organic Unit of DG Agri

         Impulse: How can control bodies help in preventing fraud?
         Jan Wichert, Skal

         Impulse: How to take responsibility in the organic food chain
         Alexander Beck, AOEL

         Impulse: Consumer’s perspective
         Carola Strassner, Munster University

18:30 Summing Up
         Benedetta Merlo, Association Manager, OPTA EU

18:45 End of the Workshop Session


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