This seminar is part of the EFFoST Seminar Series ‘Sustainable Food Systems: Connecting Expertise in Academia and Industry’ that aims to provide detailed insights into various facets of sustainability in the food sector. You are kindly invited to participate on Friday 25 June 2021.

Seminar – Shifting consumer demand towards sustainable diets

The consumer plays a major role in the transition towards sustainable food systems. Consumers may act as drivers or barriers towards more sustainable production and consumption in the food sector. Shifting consumer demand for a more sustainable diet can be seen as one approach. Consumer’s perception, information and purchase behavior related to sustainable foods may determine consumer’s influence and power to change the present food system. In addition to the selection of sustainable foods, handling of food by the consumer and the generation or avoidance of food waste can also be seen as a major contribution to a sustainable diet and consumption. The second seminar will therefore address the following questions:

What is the role of the consumer and the consumer’s influence and power to change the present food system?

What are consumer perceptions and acceptance of sustainable food and a sustainable diet?

What information is needed and how can it be communicated in order to facilitate the consumer’s sustainable choice?

What options for actions are available in order to change consumer mindset, consciousness and habits? And which stakeholders should be involved?

Further information can be found here


When: Friday 25 June 2021 from 13:00-15:00 (CET)

Where: online, a link will be provided to registered participants

Cost: free of charge


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