Moderator: Dick Veerman


Dick Veerman (1963) is the moderator of Foodlog, the leading Dutch community in news and opinion on food, agriculture & society. Veerman is considered an independent sharp mind on nutrition, food marketing, food politics, and the role of civil society and government in policy making.

He was trained as a philosopher and linguist in Utrecht and Paris. Veerman started out his professional career as a strategist in the financial services industry (1988) and moved over to consulting in databased marketing (1995). A severe illness forced him to slow down in 1999; he completely recovered using a gentech based drug. In 2005, he founded Foodlog, one of the few interactive news sites that succeeds in keeping the conversation going while having impact on society.

Two live interviews with Dick: at Ikon’s OBA Live (March 2013, by Mieke Spanish) and Café Weltschmerz (May 2016, by Catherine Schrama). In Fork (March 2018) he spoke out about the conversation in society: We do not question each other.

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