Modern Slavery and the Foods We Love

What is the taste of the exotic foods we love: chocolate, tropical fruits, and wine? Are they guilty-free pleasures or will they cause us a moral hangover?

Organisator Impulse

wo 11 oktober 2017 12:30 tot 13:30

Locatie Impulse, gebouwnummer 115

Modern Slavery is a disturbing phenomenon we hardly speak about. However, exploitation of the workers is not a rare phenomenon in the agri-food industry. In this lunch lecture Tamme de Leur and Birgit de Vos will explore the relationship between modern slavery and food production in the Netherlands and worldwide. What are the underlying processes and what can we do about it? And what is the role of WUR in fighting modern slavery?

This event is part of the Seriously Sustainable Week 2017

Tamme de Leur is an expert on Trafficking in Human Beings, Executive Producer, journalist and documentary maker that made several documentaries on human trafficking and is lecturing on the University of Applied Science in Ede on Human Trafficking, in a minor and post grad (post HBO) courses. He is on the advisory council of Comensha and is traveling as consultant and journalist working for organisations like the ICMPD, OSCE, the Salvation Army.

Birgit de Vos is a senior researcher working for both Wageningen Economic Research and The Sustainability Consortium. She investigates labour conditions and livelihoods of farmers in developing countries. She also advises European and American companies how they can improve labour conditions in their supply chains.