INFO: 3 Keynote Speakers: conference Revolution in Food and Biomass Production (REFAB)
2018-09-19, Cologne – 3 Keynote Speakers: conference "Revolution in Food and Biomass Production (REFAB)” (http://www.refab.info), 1-2 October 2018, Cologne Germany
The Keynote speakers:
Dr. Rafaël Schneider - Deutsche Welthungerhilfe (DE)
Thomas Arnold - European Commission, DG RTD (BE)
Michael Carus - nova-Institut (DE)
will give a comprehensive overview of the challenges and the opportunities of the future of food and biomass production at the conference Revolution in Food and Biomass Production (REFAB)” (http://www.refab.info), 1-2 October 2018, Cologne Germany.
10:15 Dr. Rafaël Schneider, Deutsche Welthungerhilfe (DE): Food and Nutrition Security: Global Challenge – Site-Specific Solutions
Dr. Rafaël Schneider will elaborate on the social issues of the global nutrition security:
"Food security has long been regarded as a matter of balancing supply with demand. In the past, policies were limited to increasing agricultural production and/or slowing population growth. This perspective has fundamentally changed. Nowadays concepts and policies address four central ingredients, or pillars of food security: availability, access, utilization, and stability."
10:40 Thomas Arnold, European Commission, DG RTD (BE): Innovation from Across – can Cross-Pollinating Sectors, Actors and Conversations Unfold Solutions Towards Systemic Change?
Thomas Arnold believes that innovation across sectors and disciplines and communities can unfold solutions towards systemic change in food and biomass production: He will present how 9 innovation areas develop and what potential their interaction holds for us:
"Co-creation and cross-creation in the Anthropocene: Such examples highlight the importance for science, policy and business to move beyond silos. With complexity, uncertainty and unpredictability as the new normal, co-creating and cross-creating solutions on the right side of history may become increasingly important if we want to turn the emerging Anthropocene into a success."
11:05 Michael Carus, nova-Institut GmbH (DE), Sustainability Assessment of New Food and Biomass Technologies
Michael Carus will present more detail on the environmental footprint of food production and the necessity to evaluate new technologies before they disperse in the market:
"Little is known about the sustainability of different foods. This must change in order to reduce the environmental footprint of the food industry. The same is true for new technologies: they promise higher efficiency and lower environmental impact. This must be scientifically tested and proved at an early stage in order to set the right course and overcome weak points."
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