FOOD 2030: Research & Innovation
for Tomorrow's Nutrition & Food Systems
High-Level Event, 12-13 October 2016, Brussels
Policy Context | Workshops | Presentations
At the 2015 Milan World Expo Commissioner for Research and Innovation, Carlos Moedas, announced his intention to launch a Food Research Area by World Food Day 2016, presenting a single thematic Research and Innovation narrative built on a number of key Food and Nutrition Security priorities:
- NUTRITION for sustainable and healthy diets:
- CLIMATE smart and environmentally sustainable food systems:
- CIRCULARITY and resource efficiency of food systems:
- INNOVATION and empowerment of communities:
FOOD 2030 builds of this intention and is a timely EU research and innovation policy response to the recent international policy developments including the SDGs and COP21 commitments.
The FOOD 2030 high level event will provide a platform for dialogue that seeks to build on the political momentum for a coherent research and innovation policy framework for Food and Nutrition Security. The conference is an important step towards boosting future investment in research and innovation in support of impactful nutrition and food systems research breakthroughs, market-creating and open innovation, open science and multi-actor engagement, building of capacities and skills; and strengthening global collaboration for improved research policy alignment.
FOOD 2030 will explore what is needed to transform and future-proof our food systems to be sustainable, resilient, competitive, diverse, responsible and performant in their provision of accessible, healthy and sustainable food and diets for all. Furthermore, FOOD 2030 will investigate how research and innovation systems can be scaled-up to better contribute to the above Food and Nutrition Security priorities.
Opening: Future-proofing our Food Systems
Panel discussion 1 - Nutrition, Sustainable Diets & Healthy Lives
Panel discussion 2 - Climate-resilient Food Systems
Panel discussion 3 – Sustainable and Circular Food Systems
Voice of Cities in Food & Nutrition Security
Panel discussion 4 – Investing in Tomorrow's Solutions Today
Workshop 1 - From food waste to innovative bio-based products
This workshop on the use of food waste in the Bioeconomy outlined the potential of food waste streams from food and beverages industry sectors to produce added value bio-based products: food supplements, feed, sustainable nutrients for agriculture, bio-based chemicals, bio-polymers, bio-based food packaging, etc. The outcome of this workshop showed the best use of food waste in boosting a zero-waste circular economy at local level, by reducing resources depletion, and in fostering long-term economic growth.
Workshop 2 - Aquatic food products and new marine value chains
The workshop was structured on a vivid discussion around three key issues for European aquaculture: fish by-products processing for food and food ingredients, potential of new algae value chains for food, consumer acceptability of aquaculture products, including algae.
Workshop 3 - Hack your Food DiY workshop
This workshop provided an opportunity for participants to learn how citizens can contribute to designing Do-it-Yourself solutions relevant to agriculture and food security. It provided insights and a hands-on opportunity to engage in 'biohacking' and 'DiY food' approaches employed in selected FAB-LABS.
Workshop 4 - FOOD VISIONS 2030 (by invitation only)
This workshop provided participants the opportunity to, firstly, validate and assess a systemic approach to the food system, and secondly, to identify and critically assess the gaps and leverage points in the food system, also with respect to research and innovation. The workshop engaged participants in an interactive process using a mixture of foresight methodology and design-thinking in order to identify potential future areas of action for food and nutrition security to be tackled by the EC. This workshop was by invitation only.
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