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Symposium of the Scientific Committee established at the Belgian Food Safety Agency
- Friday 8nd December 2023 -

The main goal of this symposium is to address the big challenges impacting plants and plant products such as climate change, new political initiatives (Green Deal), globalisation, and the price of the plant products we consume. The symposium will also focus on possible adaptations to these challenges such as alternatives to pesticides, and urban and precision farming; and potential emerging risks such as plant toxins and loss of biodiversity. To conclude, a roundtable discussion will allow stakeholders to identify the points of interest for the authorities, academia, industry and consumers.
Program (PDF)
Poster (PDF)
Practical aspects
Registration to the symposium is free of charge, but mandatory.
The format is hybrid:
  • In person at the Pacheco Auditorium, Finance Tower, Boulevard Pachéco 13, Brussels. Lunch and coffee breaks are included. As the number of places is limited (+/- 250 people), the organiser reserves the right to selectively admit participants if the number of registrations is too high.
  • Online. The link to follow the streaming of the symposium will be sent by email.

Most presentations will be given in French and Dutch, with live translation available towards Dutch, French and English for all participants (online and in person).

Attendance to the symposium is free, but prior registration is compulsory for all participants.
Registration will close on 1st of December 2023. FASFC staff must register using this form AND also via the food safety academy.
Please fill in the form below and click on “Send”.

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The speakers' presentations will be made available below before the start of the symposium.
Recordings of the presentations will be published after the symposium.
Proceedings will be published after the symposium
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