Due to the shift in consumer expectations, the terms “organic” and “sustainable” are now prominent on the menus and labels of fashionable restaurants, supermarkets and department stores across the UK -- yet eco-friendly food and products take up a small fraction of the overall market.
Population growth and dietary changes are putting a strain on natural resources -- our environment has become a growing area of concern. How can life science companies, farmers, retailers and other key stakeholders work together to adapt to climate change whilst providing safer, sustainable and affordable supplies of food to the growing population? How can we deliver a secure and safe food supply that nurtures the environment in the process?
The evening discussions, held under Chatham House Rule, will bring together a select group of key stakeholders across the food value chain to apply an open source philosophy, uncovering how the industry can work together to drive more innovation and sustainability into food production and consumption – putting the needs of the consumer at the forefront.