Conference: Organic food for a sustainable future

Organic food for a sustainable future is a 3-day conference in Copenhagen with the purpose to promote dialogue, collaboration, and action towards building a more global sustainable and resilient food system centered around organic principles.

The conference will feature a variety of activities designed to:

1. facilitate the exchange of knowledge among scientists, stakeholders and policymakers regarding organic food quality, food culture, dietary patterns, health and well-being;

2. identify scientific knowledge gaps related to organic food systems and explore avenues for filing these gaps through research and innovation and;

3. highlight the role of organic food systems to the green transition and mitigating challenges such as climate change, biodiversity loss and soil degradation.

Renowned experts from industry and academia will deliver keynote speeches to provide insights into the latest developments and future directions in organic food quality, sustainability, and its role in promoting health and well-being. Participation from 100-150 people is expected with early career researchers encouraged by fee reduction.

Participants will have the opportunity to present their research findings, innovative ideas, and case studies through short free and open oral presentations.

Panels with a broad diversity comprising experts from academia, industry, government, and non-governmental organizations will engage in discussions on key issues and challenges facing the organic food sector.

Participants will show their research and projects through physical posters to encourage interact and exchange ideas. Additionally, participants are invited to deliver a 3-minute oral presentation to highlight key points and findings.

The conference will provide ample networking activities for participants to connect with fellow researchers, practitioners, policymakers, and stakeholders to facilitate collaboration, knowledge exchange, and the formation of partnerships to advance the organic food agenda.

Preliminary programme

1. Organic food service and public procurement
Chairs: Professor Carola Strassner & Rainer Roehl, Managing director a'verdis sustainable foodservice solutions, Germany.

2. Organic markets and business
Chair: Professor Jørgen Dejgaard, Denmark

3. Organic Food and Health
Chairs: Dr. Machteld Huber, Netherlands & Professor Susanne Bügel, Denmark

4. Consumer behavior, culture and society
Chairs: Associate professor Sinne Smed, Denmark & Professor John Thøgersen, Denmark

5. Organic food quality and processing
Chairs: Professor Ewa Rembiałkowska, Poland & senior advisor and Consultant David Gould, USA

6. Organic Districts as living laboratories for sustainable food systems
Chairs: Jostein Hertwig, Norway & Dr. Lilliana Stefanovic, Germany

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Date and venue

11.-13. November 2024 in Copenhagen


University of Copenhagen, Faculty of Science and The International Research Association for Organic Food Quality and Health (FQH).


Professor Susanne Gjedsted Bügel