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European Commission Deputy Head of Unit Bioeconomy & Food System Belgium
Consumer expectations are moving towards more naturalness and recognised health benefits: How does this affect the food ingredients industry?

Karen has over two decades of work experience at the European Commission, where over the years she has held various positions focussing on the interface between science and policy in areas such as food systems and nutrition, environment and sustainable development, early warning and disaster risk reduction, sustainable urban, land and coastal management, responsible research and innovation, and multi-actor and public engagement in science. Karen currently leads the Food 2030 work at the Directorate General for Research and Innovation, where she is responsible for the development of EU research and innovation policy for sustainable healthy and inclusive food systems.

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