Horizon4Proteins Webinar series – Webinar: Safety & Regulatory of Novel Protein Sources

On December 13th 2021 the EU H2020 funded projects NextGenProteins, ProFuture, smart protein and SUSINCHAIN will launch a Webinar series called Horizon4Proteins. That day the first webinar will take place and the topic is “Safety & Regulatory of Novel Protein Sources”

While facing climate change and natural resource scarcity, ensuring sufficient, nutritious, safe and affordable food to a fast growing world population with changing dietary habits becomes increasingly challenging. The protein supply is in this respect most critical. Integration of a variety of new or alternative protein sources from both terrestrial and aquatic origin into new and/or existing processes or products needs to be explored, in order to develop and ensure more sustainable, resilient supply chains, featuring high consumer acceptability by a clean labelling approach and attractive market opportunities.

Sharing this goal, the EU H2020 funded projects NextGenProteins, ProFuture, smart protein and SUSINCHAIN launch Horizon4Proteins, a Webinar series – starting on 13th December 2021 — to work together in key aspects such as: Consumer acceptance of alternative proteins, Safety and Regulatory challenges, Food applications, and Sustainability. Horizon4Proteins invites researchers, farmers, producers and policymakers to join the conversation and contribute to the present and future of the sector. Get involved in the Horizon4Proteins!

Participation is free of charge. Registration is required prior to the event.

Agenda:

10:00 – 10:10 | Introduction – Birgir Örn Smárason (NextGenProteins)

10:10 – 10:30 | Regulatory challenges of alternative proteins – Prof. Sveinn Agnarsson (NextGenProteins)

10:30 – 10:50 | Chemical safety of insects – Prof. Ine van der Fels-Klerx (SUSINCHAIN)

10:50 – 11:00 | Q&A – Discussion around prioritised questions posed by the audience

Speakers:

Prof. Ine van der Fels-Klerx

Expertise group leader Agrochains, Special professor Food Safety Economics, Department of Business Economics, Wageningen University

Prof. Sveinn Agnarsson

Professor of economics at the Faculty of Business Administration, University of Iceland. He holds a PhD in economics from the University of Gothenburg and a BA in history from the University of Iceland. His research deals primarily with fisheries and resource utilisation and he has taken part in several international projects in that area.

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