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Global Food Summit 2019

Foodtropolis - Will Cities Shape our Perception of Food and Nature?

in Munich from 20-Mar-2019 - 21-Mar-2019

Milk without cows, meat without cattle and greens without soil – the agriculture of the future won’t take place in sheds or on fields, but in urban nutrition laboratories in the heart of our cities.

Sounds like science fiction, but is already reality. Even in Germany.

Shrimp cultured in saltwater tanks in Munich, bug burgers from Osnabrück or tomato-fish from aquaponic-systems in Berlin, are examples for the radical change in urban food production.

„We are modern farmers. Our fields are right in the heart of the city.“ This is the credo of new, urban „farmers“; the city fishermen, the urban farmers or the urban livestock breeders. There backgrounds are not necessarily farming, but biotechnology, IT specialists or university students focusing on sustainable development goals. America ranks with 3 billion US Dollars second in investments in the biotechnology sector.

The urban sustainability discussion on soil, light, water, fertilizer or health is more and more influenced by new methods and technologies. They way nature or farming are perceived will reach new dimensions in the light of urban farming and livestock.

How does this change our perception of job profiles, nature and food?

Examples are the project Sunqiao in Shanghai or Saudi Arabia with its Neom-Project, a city the size of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern including the whole food supply.

These developments are mainly driven by the UN Sustainable Development Goals 2030. Do we need cultured meat or in house farmed vegetables, which promise perfectly save, sustainable and ethically correct standards? Will cities favor urban production to improve the ecological footprint?

If your response is „yes“ then we are at the core of social change. Let’s talk about it! You are invited to discuss the topic with outstanding scientists, CEOs, and politicians in the Munich Residency.

Type of Event: Conferences
Event Date: 20-Mar-2019 to 21-Mar-2019
Event Location: Residenz München  Max-Joseph-Saal
Residenzstraße 1  
80333 Munich
Event Organiser: Global Food Summit
Herr Stephan Becker-Sonnenschein
Friedrichstraße 171
10117 Berlin
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