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Environment & Sustainability, Retail & Consumer

FT-Corteva Future Food Systems

Sustainability, Security and Consumer Perception

London |

Overview

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. 

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fallback Add to my Calendar 06/12/2019 18:00:0006/12/2019 20:00:00falseFT-Corteva Future Food Systems 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. FT-Corteva-Future-Food-Systems-73db21d7ecc71f259693fd0d94aa2b99MM/DD/YYYY

Agenda - 12th Jun

  • 6:00pm
    Welcome Drinks
  • 6:15pm
    Opening Remarks

    Leila Abboud, Consumer Industries Correspondent, Financial Times

  • 6:20pm
    Discussion Commences over Dinner

    Exploring consumer notions on sustainability
    What aspects do consumers care about when shopping for sustainably produced foods? Do consumers believe buying sustainably produced food contributes to their health and well-being? How likely are they to accept new plant breeding tools? Will consumers increase their food budget for sustainably produced food?

    Building sustainable food supply chains
    Which sustainable practices are farmers implementing/plan to implement over the next 2 years? What would be required to introduce new practices to farms in the near future? What financial investments are required to increase sustainable practices? Who do farmers trust to provide technical expertise on increasing sustainability measures?

    Future of sustainable food marketing
    What challenges and opportunities are faced promoting sustainably produced food? How can collaboration in the supply chain be increased? How can we close the gap between consumer perceptions about food and the producer’s expectations of consumer trends? Best practices in gaining consumer trust

  • 7:55pm
    Closing Remarks

    Leila Abboud, Consumer Industries Correspondent, Financial Times

VENUE

Searcys At The Gherkin
30 St Mary Axe, London
London EC3A 8EP

United Kingdom


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CONTACT

Jasmine Okure
Content Manager
Financial Times