The role of meat in society: presenting the Dublin Declaration of Scientists
Event co-organised by the Animal Task Force (ATF) and the Belgian Association for Meat Science and Technology (BAMST)
Wednesday 12th April 2023
University Foundation, Brussels, Belgium
The purpose of this ATF-BAMST symposium is to communicate the main findings of the recent Dublin Summit “The Societal Role of Meat - What the Science Says” held at Teagasc (Ireland) in October 2022 to the Brussels community of stakeholders, policy makers and journalists.
The Summit gave rise to the influential “Dublin Declaration of Scientists on the Societal Role of Livestock”, which has meanwhile been signed by some 900 scientists globally. Both the Summit and the Declaration have set a landmark regarding the integration of the available evidence in this important domain, which is at the heart of the debate on the resilience and sustainability of food systems.


Programme of the symposium
Free event but registration is mandatory.
Provisional programme:
By Frank O'Mara, ATF President - @FrankOMara8
The global role of meat: a transnational perspective
By Badi Besbes, FAO - Animal Production and Health Division (NSA) - @FAOLivestock
The Dublin Declaration of Scientists - origins and key messages
By Frédéric Leroy, BAMST - @fleroy1974
Meat in human health and nutrition - reflections on "too little"/"too much"
By Prof. Alice Stanton, Royal College of Surgeons - @RCSI_Irl
Meat in sustainable food systems - circularity, ecological context, and metrics
By Prof. Wilhelm Windisch, TUM Technical University of Munich - @TU_Muenchen
Coffee break
Societal dimensions of meat - economics and ethics
By Prof. Peer Ederer, Goal Sciences - @ederer_peer
Viewpoint from the European Commission
By Joanna Stawowy, Cabinet of Commissioner Wojciechowski - @EUAgri
General discussion and closing remarks
By Frank O'Mara, ATF President - @FrankOMara8


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