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The Consumer Co-operative Twist on Local Foods: Bringing in Innovation

When & Where

15:45 - 16:25, Sunday 19th March 2017


The Big Picture Theatre


Silvia L. Schmidt


- The magical world of consumer co-operatives, a social and responsible business model;
- The rising trend of local production and authentic products;
- Concrete case studies by consumer co-operatives that satisfy consumers’ needs and expectations regarding the origin of the products they buy;
- The role of technology (e.g. Heracles, the electronic nose) in identifying local foods and their added value;
- A brief connection of the above to the issue of food fraud and how the horse meat scandal led to an adaptation of monitoring of the food supply chain.