1 -General intro by moderator: “Food safety and the sustainability of soils are generating growing attention from consumers, policy-makers, etc.”
Introduction of discussion context:
Increasing scientific knowledge on food and health topics
Increasing awareness of general public around food, health and sustainability issue
Increasing activism of public authorities (cadmium regulation, Farm to Fork Strategy, greening of CAP, etc.)
Presentation of speakers
Introductory remarks by the Secretary General of the SaferPhosphate Coalition
2 - Health focus: There is an increasing scientific consensus over the negative impact of cadmium on health
Presentation by ANSES of the main conclusions of cadmium report
Brief introduction of the EU regulatory agencies (JECFA/EFSA)& their main conclusions on Cd
Remarks by Prof. Alfred Bernard on the impact of cadmium on consumers through food and on soil protection
3 - Policy Focus: There is a rising political will to limit the use of cadmium in agriculture
Presentation of cadmium regulation by Safer Phosphates
Introduction of Cd limits
Implementation of national derogations in several MS
Introduction on Green Labelling
Point of view by EEB on the evolving consumers/farmers trends with regard to food and agriculture
4 - Economy focus: How to support farmers in limiting cadmium content in the food chain?
Remarks by Safer Phosphates Member on the need to promote enhanced competition on the European market of low-contaminated fertilisers
Comments by AGPB on the need for policymakers to support farmers achieve a green transition / need to promote access to clean fertilizers
The point of view of the Retail representative to have a more sustainable agri-food supply chain in order to promote access to healthy and fair products for consumers.
5 - Q&A with Journalist
Moderated by Charlotte Baut.