The impact of the war in Ukraine on sustainable food

During the Sustainable Foods Summit, the consequences of the Ukrainian conflict regarding food security and sustainability will be discussed. The European edition of this event returns to Amsterdam on 7-8. July 2022.

Rising food and energy prices, rising food insecurity and protection measures are increasing interest in sustainable production methods. What solutions does organic farming offer now that the prices of agricultural resources are rising? What solutions does organic farming offer? As global trade in agricultural products declines, how can regional / local food production be promoted? And if production costs rise, how can food producers work more efficiently and reduce waste? What new technologies can increase sustainable food production? How are consumer demand for sustainable and organic food affected by recent events? What are the price prospects for organic ingredients and plant-based proteins? Such issues will be addressed during the event.

Amarjit Sahota, founder of Ecovia Intelligence, will explain the sustainable and organic food market. Global sales of organic food have approached $ 130 billion. $ 130 billion, but there are questions about future growth. How is the demand for and supply of organic food expected to change in 2022 and beyond? What are the growth prospects? A leading organic food retailer (Ecoveritas) and retailer (EOSTA) will provide their insights.

Ling Sin Fai Lam, Director of Sustainability and ESG at Shore Capital, will talk about the impact of geopolitics on agricultural supply chains and food security. Rising food prices have caused Indonesia (palm oil) and India (wheat) to halt their exports, while Russia is limiting exports of wheat and sunflower oil. These protectionist measures slow down world trade in agricultural products, increase food insecurity and threaten conflicts. Ling will also discuss the impact of climate change on the food supply chain. Industry experts will discuss the role of new technologies in increasing food supply.

James Lloyd-Jones, founder of the Jones Food Company, will discuss the possibilities of vertical farming. His British company runs the largest vertical farm in Europe and grows 1,200 tons of fresh herbs, salads, fruits and vegetables every year. Another speaker will show how farmed meat can help meet the protein needs of the world population. Christian Poppe from the German company Formo will emphasize the use of cellular agriculture; Formo creates animal-free dairy products through fermentation techniques.

Upcycled ingredients are gaining popularity as the food industry improves efficiency and reduces waste. There is an increasing amount of research and development in new products made from ingredients sourced from food side streams. Ecovia Intelligences Iveta Kovacova will present new research in the upcycled food market. Anian Schrieber from the Swiss start-up Koa will provide details about her upcycling projects. This company is working with 10,000 small cocoa farmers in Ghana to recycle cocoa pulp and make new products. Koa uses blockchain technology to make its supply chains more transparent.

The European edition of the Sustainable Foods Summit will take place at the Mövenpick Hotel Amsterdam City Center on 7 and 8 July.

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