The impact of organic food on human health

18-11-2015 14:30 - 17:00
European Parliament Brussels - Altiero Spinelli (ASP) A5E-2
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Chair: Momchil Nekov, MEP

Moderator: Daniele Del Rio, University of Parma, Italy

  • Welcome and introductory remarks

Momchil Nekov, MEP         

  • The new EU regulation on organic production and labelling of organic products

João Onofre, Organics Unit, DG Agri, European Commission

  • Organic food and human health: is there a connection?

Axel Mie, Centre for Organic Food and Farming, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences and Karolinska Institutet, Sweden

  • Contribution of the organic food system to sustainable and healthy diets

Johannes Kahl, Food Quality & Health Association, The Netherlands

  • Public health effects of organic production and consumption

Bernhard Watzl, Max Rubner-Institut, Karlsruhe, Germany

  • Q&A session


  • Motivation to buy organic food vs motivation to produce organic food: the case of Bulgaria

 Stoilko Apostolov, Foundation for Organic Agriculture Bioselena, Bulgaria

  • Nutrient composition of organic and conventional crops: health effects in vitro and animal studies

Ewa RembiaƂkowska, Warsaw University of Life Sciences, Warsaw, Poland

  • Public health effects of pesticide exposure in the EU

Philippe Grandjean, University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark

  • Q&A session


  •   Closing remarks

Momchil Nekov, MEP           

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