13 Apr


How to squeeze fat into a sustainable food future

seminars, workshops |
Oil, butter and other fats. Photo.

What's the role of fats in a sustainable food system? There is lot of discussion of protein, but less attention on fat. In this seminar, we will discuss the promises and pitfalls of different ways to "solve the fat gap".

TABLE and SLU Future Food invite you to join a dynamic event that will explore the future of sustainable fats from different angles, including a food systems view and the importance of fats from both a taste and nutrition perspective. 

Since food is a package of nutrients, when you cut down on one, you cut down on the other. Meat is an example of that. With the call in the global North to eat less meat, then what will fat consumption be replaced with?

The event was prompted by the article The role of fats in the transition to sustainable diets authored by Bojana Bajželj, Federica Laguzzi and Elin Röös.

Further reading

Bojana Bajželj, Federica Laguzzi & Elin Röös. 2021. The role of fats in the transition to sustainable diets. Lancet Planet Health. https://doi.org/10.1016/S2542-5196(21)00194-7

Hållbar kost: Vi måste tänka på fettet också. Nyhet från SLU i september 2021.


Time: 2022-04-13 15:00 - 16:30
City: Zoom
Organiser: TABLE and SLU Future Food
Additional info:

Table är ett samarbete mellan SLU, University of Oxford och Wageningen University & Research som driver och utvecklar diskussioner om det globala livsmedelssystemet. Table ska på ett objektivt sätt lyfta kunskap, antaganden och värderingar som olika röster för fram i diskussionerna om hållbar produktion och konsumtion av mat. Läs mer om Table på www.tabledebates.org


  • Welcome and introductions - Tara Garnett
  • The the role of fat in sustainable diets - Bojana Bajzelj
  • The need for fat - taste
  • The need for fat - nutrition - Frederica Laguzzi
  • Audience questions
  • How can we solve the fat gap?
  • Microbial/fungal oils - Hanna Karlsson
  • Insects - Cecilia Lalander
  • Audience Q&A and concluding remarks