In a changing world where global megatrends such as climate change, rural depopulation and resource scarcity pose new challenges to the food industry, acting responsibly and sustainably is the premise. Out of this responsibility, numerous new initiatives and companies have emerged to develop concepts and create products for a sustainable food system. We provide an insight into the status quo and show how innovative solutions can also be used in the future to ensure security of supply under high ethical, social and environmental standards.
According to a United Nations report this year, more than 1 million animal species are at risk of extinction. The impact of climate change on ecosystems is becoming more apparent, and the decrease in available land for cultivation is diminishing. In 2018 alone, 12 million hectares of rainforest have been destroyed to create arable land for the production of animal feed, among other things.
To counteract this trend, new initiatives and technologies need to be explored to ensure sustainable and healthy production and prevent resource exploitation.
1 FoodWaste- and Foodloss reduction- How to improve the Supply Chain performance
One third of all food is destroyed each year by foodloss or foodwaste (FAO report). How can new technologies reduce this number? What are the solutions?
The company SPRK Global and its founder Alexander Piutti will give an insight.
2 Trust and social Value- How Consumer demands are changing towards social and ecological Change (Consumer Perspective)
Consumers increasingly value ethical and social standards in production. How can established companies participate in this trend?
The company Pumpkin Organics and its founder Jaclyn Schnau show approaches how a young company sets social and sustainable standards for sustainable growth.
3 Social and Fair Entrepreneurship - How everybody benefits (Industry perspective)
Founding and doing good at the same time? That is possible. Numerous startups are creating products and solutions that sustainably improve the food system. Who are these founders? How can sustainability and commercial success be realized?
Viva con Agua is considered a flagship company in the social impact environment. A story that is unparalleled.