Univ.Prof. Chris Elliott from Queen's University Belfast at BOKU on challenges of global food supply systems.

Lecture Course: The challenges to the integrity and resilience of the global food supply systems (in Eng.) BOKU Nr. 970021 to take place at Muthgasse (please, see boku online for details and registration) from April 17 to 21, 2023.

This lecture course will be held by Prof. Chris Elliott, Founder of the Institute for Global Food Security at Queen’s University Belfast. It will provide insight into to the global challenges to the Integrity and resilience of the entire global food supply system. Case studies will be presented and discussed with the students. A food system based on the principles of integrity must include food safety, human nutrition, sustainability and understand the importance of ethics and respect. Food fraud can destroy integrity and occurs in our complex food networks and how to detect and prevent cases of food crime will form an important part of this training course. With challenges such as COVID, the war in Ukraine and our climate crisis we must become much more resilient to shocks in the global food supply system and examples of national efforts to achieve this will be presented and discussed.

Some facts about Prof. Chris Elliott:

  • Pro Vice Chancellor, Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Sciences Queen’s University , Belfast (until 2019)
  • Professor of Food Safety and Microbiology
  • 500 SCI publications, >15.000 citations
  • Founder of the Institute of Global Food Security, Queen’s University Belfast
  • BBC Food and Farming ‘Game Changer of the year Award (2015) 
  • Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE) (2017)
  • Chris Elliott came to known to a wider public following the 2013 horsemeat scandal that engulfed the UK and many other regions of Europe Elliott was invited by the UK government to undertake an independent review of the UK food system. The Elliott-Report made a series of recommendations referred to as ‘The Eight Pillars of Food Integrity. The UK government accepted the report in full and a wide range of measures have been implemented to prevent further penetration of the UK food system by criminal gangs.