Towards sustainability – Questions about the role of labels, scores and informative apps for signalling the sustainability of food
Jutta Roosen, joint with Larissa S Drescher and Stephan Marette
The EU Farm to Fork strategy has called for advancing and harmonizing sustainability labelling on food products, in addition to developing a proposal for a mandatory front of pack nutrition labelling. The presentation will assess the literature on these types of labels. The aim is not to provide a complete literature review of all empirical studies assessing the effectiveness of such labels, but to identify and organize the open questions regarding the use of labels, encompassing scores or informative apps for signalling the sustainability of food.
Jutta Roosen is Professor of Marketing and Consumer Research at the Technical University of Munich. Her research focuses on food choices by consumers in their social and cultural context. Based on this approach she analyses consequences for food markets and policy. Jutta studied Agricultural Economics at the University of Bonn and Washington State University (USA) and she received her Ph. D. in Economics at Iowa State University (USA). Jutta is Fellow of the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association and serves as President of the European Association of Agricultural Economists and co-editor of Food Policy.
Sustainable Food Systems and the Role of the Agricultural Economist in Policy Design
Krijn J. Poppe
Krijn J. Poppe worked for 40 years as agricultural economist and research manager at Wageningen Economic Research, The Netherlands. Most research activities were related to policy advise on the CAP and related topics. He was involved in many European projects concerning different topics like the competitiveness of the food industry, agricultural cooperatives, research infrastructures for food and health, digitalisation and environmental indicators in relation to the FADN. In Wageningen he led research programs on Transition and on Resilience. He is a member of the Dutch Council for the Environment and Infrastructure, that advises the Dutch ministries and parliament. Krijn Poppe is a fellow of the EAAE, having acted as its Secretary General and currently as secretary-treasurer of its publication committee, the EAAEP Foundation.