EurSafe Conference 2019

Sustainable governance and management of food systems: ethical perspectives

The 15th Congress of the European Society for Agricultural and Food Ethics, will take place from 18-21 September 2019 at the University of Tampere, Finland. EurSafe 2019 will be a forum for discussing ethical issues around food and agriculture, including production, processing, wholesale, consumption, marketing as well as policy and health issues.

The EurSafe 2019 Congress in Tampere will focus on the role of governance and management of the food chain. These methods are now especially important as the current food system has been found to inflict unsustainable environmental pressures on our planet. These include, but are not limited to, greenhouse gas emissions, biodiversity loss, excessive water usage and problems with nutrition cycles. In addition, issues such as the treatment of farm animals has attracted considerable media and public attention from the ethical point of view. Therefore, the prominent questions to be discussed at the conference include: What are the most important ethical issues in our fisheries, agriculture and food systems? How should we govern food systems if sustainability is a key goal? What kind of management tools are available for this purpose? Whose responsibility is it to make the agriculture and food system more sustainable?

Plenary speakers include:

Josephine Mylan
University of Manchester, Sustainable Consumption Institute (United Kingdom)

Alasdair Cochrane
Senior lecturer in political theory, London School of Economics (United Kingdom)

Frans de Bakker
Professor of Corporate Social Responsibility at IÉSEG School of Management, Lille (France)

Gary Francione
Board of Governors Distinguished Professor of Law and Nicholas deB. Katzenbach Scholar of Law and Philosophy at Rutgers University/Honorary Professor (Philosophy) at the University of East Anglia in Norwich (United Kingdom)

Website EurSafe conference Tampere 2019



Dr. Bernice Bovenkerk
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Wageningen University
Department of Social Sciences/Philosophy 
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The Netherlands