iPOPY: Final conference in Oslo
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Governments, companies, producers and caterers are increasingly committed to public procurement of organic food, but many challenges remain. The iPOPY project suggests efficient policies and instruments for increased consumption of organic products in public food serving outlets for youth. The project is concluded with a Final Conference in Oslo, Norway, on September 2, 2010. The Final Conference programme is available (in Danish) here
The main focus in the project “iPOPY” (innovative Public organic food Procurement for Youth) is on organic food served in schools and other public arenas for young people. A basic goal is to contribute to an increased consumption of organic food in Europe. About fourteen researchers from Denmark, Finland, Italy, Norway and Germany participate in the project group. The iPOPY project collects, systemizes and analyzes information about how school meals and other relevant food systems (e.g. music festival, military camps) are organized, and how organic food is integrated in these systems. Each country has its own history and cultural background, explaining the huge differences in current school meal systems and use of organic products. There is much to learn from other countries, about their challenges and problems, but also their good ideas and creative solutions, according to Core Organic.
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