Biofach 2023

OFSP und FQH Aktivitäten während der Biofach 2023

Congress BIOFACH / VIVANESS 2023
Organic Food Systems – More than green conventional food systems? ⁠
Feb 14, 2023, 15:00 - 16:00 GMT+1 | Forum BIOFACH | Room ST. PETERSBURG (NCC Ost)
Joint session of IFOAM OI and OFSP – Organic Food System Programme
What are diet, nutritional health & food security outcomes of organic food systems
and how can they be part of a transformation to sustainability? We contextualize the farmto-
fork concept and implementation through case studies and research data, and provide
a framework for study and measurement of the benefits, challenges, and the dynamics
involved with the birth and growth of such systems.

  • Salvatore Basile, President, IN.N.E.R. - International Network of Eco Regions
  • Julia Baudry, nutrition epidemiologist, EREN Nutritional Epidemiology Research Team, University of Paris, France
  • Patricia Flores, Global Academy Manager, IFOAM – Organics International
  • Dr. Lilliana Stefanovic, Acting Head, Department of Organic Food Quality and Food Culture at the University of Kassel, Germany


  • Jostein Hertwig / David Gould, Coordinator / Steering Committee, OFSP

Congress BIOFACH / VIVANESS 2023
Organic food and human health: FQH Session
Feb 16, 2023, 15:30 - 16:45 GMT+1 | ⁠Forum Science | Room OSLO (NCC Ost)

The public will hear about recent research findings on the impact of organic food on
consumer health. We will talk about the new concept of health, the impact of regular
consumption of organic food on the health of consumers, the health indicators in children
receiving organic school meals, and in vitro studies showing the effect of organic fruit on
cancer cell lines.

  • Friederike Elsner, SYSORG researcher, FH Muenster University of Applied Sciences, Germany
  • Lea Ellen Matthiessen, INSUM researcher, Copenhagen University, Denmark
  • Prof. Ewa Rembiałkowska, Professor at WULS, Warsaw University of Life Sciences, Poland
  • Dr. Marja van Vliet, Researcher at IPH, Institute for Positive Health (iPH)


  • Jostein Hertwig, Executive Director Global Alliance for Organic Districts, Association Organic Food Quality and Health

Congress BIOFACH / VIVANESS 2023
OFSP – Organic Food System Programme PARTNER MEETING
Feb 16, 2023, 13:30 – 15:00 GMT+1 | Room RIGA (NCC Ost)
OFSP Partners and their members, as well as any interested persons please be welcome
to join us for a good exchange on all organic food system and bio-district activities!