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Why Future Food Systems?

Business as usual is not an option for future food systems. Ripe for disruption, the sector is headed towards a massive shake-up over the next decade.

With one third of all food currently being wasted coupled with food systems accounting for more than one-third of global greenhouse gas emissions, there has never been a more important time for stakeholders to accelerate climate action and design out waste.

Climate change impacts are increasingly impacting the food system, and the sector is facing the need to both mitigate the impacts on climate change and prepare adaptation for impacts that cannot be avoided.

 

What’s more, the pandemic has amplified the fragility of global food chains, bringing the need for urgent, systemic transformation to the fore as we seek to deliver sustainable nutrition at scale.

 

Future Food Systems brings together sustainability, supply chain, innovation and R&D leaders from food brands, hospitality providers, retailers, ingredient manufacturers, and agri-business companies. It explores innovative solutions to deliver sustainable nutrition outcomes through more resilient supply chains, behavior change, and new economic models.

 

Informed by futures thinking, the content examines what’s on the emerging horizon for food systems. Through a systemic lens, it makes connections across various themes to demonstrate how their interconnectedness can support the sector in delivering urgent transformation at scale.

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