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Farm-Fork-Microbiome Connection: Steps towards a healthier future
The event will present existing evidence on the impact of diet and lifestyle on gut microbiota and human health, exploring the potential of EU policy in delivering improved gut health.
Looking into lifestyle factors such as diet and alcohol consumption, the discussion will center on policies that aim to influence lifestyle choices through information and education; policies that expand healthy choice options and policies aimed at regulating or restricting unhealthy options.


Welcome: Co-chair MEP Sarah Wiener (5 min)
Introductory remarks: Co-chair Patrizia Burra, Chair UEG PAC (10 min)

1st Session: Alcohol, Nutrition and the Gut Microbiome - What does the science tell us? (13:15 - 13:45)

Prof. Shira Zelber-Sagi (School of Public Health, University of Haifa, Israel) – Alcohol, sugar and obesity: Synergies between risk factors and implications for digestive health (10 min)
Prof. Prof. Benoit Chassaing (Chassaing Laboratory, INSERM, France) – The effects of ultra-processed food on the gut microbiome (10 min)

Q&A (10 min)

2nd Session: Enabling healthier environments - Policy and Tools (13:45 - 14:15)

Floriana Cimmarusti, Secretary General SAFE Food Advocacy Europe and Consumers Representative on the European Food Safety Agency's Management Board - Views from SAFE (10 min)
Dirk Hadrich, Policy and Programme Officer, European Commission, Directorate-General Research & Innovation, People Directorate, Combatting diseases Unit - RTD's microbiome funding: Results, Trends and Prospects (10 min)

Q&A (10 min)

3rd Session: Towards a healthier future - Key reflections & Policy pathways (14:15 – 15:00)

tbc - MEP Biljana Borzan (S&D, Croatia) – From farm to fork - pathways for a healthier EU food system (5 min)
Prof. Michael Manns, (Co-Chair of the EASL-Lancet Commission and President of Hannover Medical School, Germany) – EASL- Lancet Commission key findings (5 min)

Panel discussion & Q&A (30 min)

Closing: MEP Sarah Wiener (5 min)
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