The VUB Food Forum, in cooperation with VUB's Institute of European Studies (IES), is organising on 19 April 2016 a policy forum on 'New Novel Food'. In December 2015, the Union legislator adopted Regulation (EU) 2015/2283, thereby reforming the legal framework for novel foods marketed in Europe. Until 2018, the Regulation will entirely replace its … Continue reading New Novel Food – Taking a closer look at Regulation (EU) 2015/2283
The first Policy Forum of the 'EU Food Law: What's on the Menu?' series organised by the VUB Food Think tank will take place on 5 May 2014. It will be devoted to novel food and count with the participation of Sirkku Heinimaa (European Commission, Directorate General Health and Consumer Protection), Frédéric Leroy (VUB), Phillipe … Continue reading Novel Food Policy Forum
A new Food Think Tank is being launched at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), bringing together researchers interested in food from a wide range of disciplines. The VUB Food Think Tank, currently led by members of the Law, Science, Technology and Society (LSTS) and Social and Cultural Food Studies (FOST), and collaborating with the Institute … Continue reading EU Food Law: What’s on the Menu?
On Tuesday 17 December 2013, LSTS will welcome Kim Hendickx, of the Université de Liège's Spiral Research Group, for a seminar around his work in progress on the subject of "Free circulating statements: anthropological notes on food-related health claims in the EU". The event, organised in the context of VUB's Food Law Hub activities, will take … Continue reading Free circulating statements: anthropological notes on food-related health claims in the EU
On 25 November 2013 LSTS will welcome a presentation by Katja de Vries (LSTS) and Sebastian Abrahamsson (Universiteit van Amsterdam) titled 'Food, Law and Waste: The Muffinman Case'. Inspired by the case of Steven De Geynst, who in 2011 took two bags of muffins from a dumpster outside a GB supermarket in Rupelmonde and was … Continue reading Food, Law and Waste: The Muffinman Case