The Louis Bonduelle Conference

Plants in food systems and sustainability: a balancing act

The Conference

The 2019 Louis Bonduelle Conference was held on Tuesday 3 December 2019 in Brussels with the goal of discussing the nutritional transition of food systems around the world, and the importance of moving towards a more plant-based diet.

PROGRAMME

Plants in food systems and sustainability: a balancing act

8:30 Introduction by Christophe Bonduelle, President of the Louis Bonduelle Foundation

9:00 Wim de Vries, Dept of Environmental Sciences, Wageningen University (The Netherlands): "Sustainably feeding 10 billion people in 2050: the role of plant-based foods, waste recycling and agricultural management"

9:45 Benjamin Alles, Dept of Nutritional epidemiology, Paris 13 University (France): "Plant-based diets: are their nutritional quality all equal?"

10:15 Armando Perez-Cueto, Dept of Food Science, Copenhagen University (Denmark): How to promote the appealing of plant-based foods: "Nudging the consumption of plant-based foods as sustainable and ethical foods"

10:45 Coffee break

Plant-based diet: How to foster citizens' place in research?

11:15 Laurence Depezay, Louis Bonduelle Foundation (France): "2019 Louis Bonduelle Foundation Research Award"

11:30 Jacynthe Lafrenière, INAF, Laval University, Quebec (Canada), Winner of the 2017 Louis Bonduelle Research Award: "Development and validation of methodological tools to measure adherence with dietary guidelines"

11:50 Federica Barabino, Louis Bonduelle Foundation (Italy): "Gioco di inOrto, a long term field action for children"

12:05 Laurence Depezay, Louis Bonduelle Foundation (France): "From research to action, the Epicalim project"

12:20 Guillaume Debrosse, Chief Executive Officer of the Bonduelle Group: "How to foster citizens' place in research? The Louis Bonduelle Foundation's funding program"

12:30 - 14:30 Healthy Walking Lunch

Speakers

As in previous editions, the conference included talks from international experts, and debates that allow all stakeholders to meet and discuss ideas. This unique event brought together all the actors involved in sustainable diets: physicians, dieticians, institution directors, researchers, associations and companies… All those concerned by nutritional challenges and sustainable practices, and the concrete actions and initiatives to implement to promote increasingly plant-based diets.

Christophe Bonduelle President of the Louis Bonduelle Foundation

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Armando Perez-Cueto Dept of Food Science, Copenhagen University

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Benjamin Allès Dept of Nutritional epidemiology, Paris 13 University

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Wim de Vries Dept of Environmental Sciences, Wageningen University

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Jacynthe Lafrenière INAF, Laval University, Quebec – Winner of the 2017 Louis Bonduelle Research Award

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