15.30-17.00

The Young Academy of Scotland’s Food and Drink Working Group is co-hosting a seminar with the Food Researchers in Edinburgh [FRIED] network at the University of Edinburgh and welcomes YAS members and the public to this event. The event is free, no booking required. We look forward to seeing you there. If you have queries about the event, please contact Dr Valeria Skafida at valeria.skafida@ed.ac.uk.

Title:                     What will Brexit mean for UK food safety policy?

Speaker(s):         Professor Erik Millstone (University of Sussex)

Date and Time: 26th Apr 2017 15:30 - 17:00

Location:             Conference Room, ECCI, High School Yards, Infirmary Street, EH1 1LZ

Abstract:             Brexit will be hugely disruptive for UK food and agricultural policies, including food safety policy.  No one knows how the upheaval will conclude; not even UK ministers.  This presentation will draw on the experience of the last major watershed in UK food safety policy, namely the BSE crisis, and illustrate the potential impacts of Brexit by drawing on competing models of how scientific and political considerations contribute to food safety policy-making. A range of competing scenarios will be outlined, and the factors influencing the eventual outcome will be explored.  Differences in the approaches of the UK government and the Scottish government will be highlighted.

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Dr. Ian Simpson is currently Principal Researcher in Statistical Genomics and Bioinformatics at Biomathematics and Statistics Scotland (BioSS) and Principal Investigator in the Institute for Adaptive and Neural Computation (IANC) at the School of Informatics, University of Edinburgh.

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