Sustainable eating – a European view of the urban approach.

Bent Egberg Mikkelsen (Lecturer)

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalks and presentations in private or public companies


How can we change food systems to promote more sustainable diets? Whats the role of Public Organic Procurement Policies (POPPs) and short chain food chain food supply? How can we bring in long term change focusing on the next generation in school? And what are the role of local community action in a time where citizens has lost confidence and belief in Big Food Politics? The paper will use the emerging Urban food strategy mobilization and present some elements to more place based approach – an urban food and the city approach that can promote more sustainable foodtures. City and community based food sourcing initiatives introduces a shift in the way in which food are sourced for the public plate since food procurement has traditionally been driven by lowest price in order to comply with the EU procurement directive. The idea of cities and regions driving food procurement policies and thereby impacting the food economies in the region therefore requires practical implementation.
Period23 Oct 2017
Event typeConference
LocationRio de Janeiro, Brazil
Degree of RecognitionInternational


  • urban food
  • Urban Food Strategies
  • POPP's
  • organic foods
  • public catering
  • public food procru
  • food'n science
  • alimentarium
  • Universitarium
  • FoodScape Lab
  • FoodScape Lab Studies
  • Green Rio
  • school food
  • school food strategies