Present and future of the food supply chain: from Fork to Farm to Regeneration

Virtual, Italy • 06 Sep 2021

Online, September 6th from 3:30 to 5 PM CET

UN Food Systems Summit Independent Dialogue
convened by Quantis + Regenerative Society Foundation

With the global food system responsible for an estimated 28% (and potentially up to 35%) of global greenhouse gas emissions, the food and beverage sector has a critical role to play in capping global temperature rise to 1.5˚C by 2030.

But what does this number mean for business? How does it break down across the value chain, from fork to farm? And where do major hotspots lie, in terms of not only emissions, but also water consumption, biodiversity loss and land-use change?

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During this insightful session, Quantis and Regenerative Society Foundation will dig into the landscape of sustainability priorities for the food and beverage industry, working backward from the plate to the field. We’ll explore the practices with the greatest potential impact at key stages of the food value chain and discuss how to create a food system that optimizes both human and environmental health. And to help businesses get to work, we’ll share how to shape effective sustainability strategies, set meaningful goals, contribute to the UN Food System Summit Action Tracks 1-2-3, track progress and communicate about efforts in a credible and engaging way.

In this interactive session, experts and specialists from The Earth institute – Columbia University, Consumers International, Fondazione Ernesto Illy, Mutti S.p.A., Rodale Institute, Too Good To Go will explore the practices with the greatest potential impact at key stages of the food value chain and discuss how to create a food system that optimizes both human and environmental health.

Discover the agenda

>> Opening remarks
Rudi Bressa, Curator

> Let’s dig in, our science-based framework
Simone Pedrazzini, Director, Quantis Italy

WE’RE IN THIS TOGETHER: CONSUMERS AND COMPANIES
> Waste Warriors fighting food waste
Philippe Schuler, Global Impact Director, Too Good To Go

> Consumers’ role in shifting to sustainable consumption models
Helena Leurent, Director-General, Consumers International

> Companies’ responsibility and governance
Nora Mardirossian, Project Lead, Food Sector and the Sustainable Development Goals, The Earth Institute — Columbia University

FROM TABLE TO LAND: TOWARDS REGENERATIVE AGRICULTURE
> Sustainability for premium products: best practices along the supply chain
Ugo Peruch, Agricultural Director, Mutti SpA

Brief history and status on the scientific benefits of regenerative organic agriculture
Annie Brown, Vice President of Development, Rodale Institute

FROM LAND TO HUMAN HEALTH
> The link between regenerative agriculture & human health: Virtuous Agriculture
Andrea Illy, Founder, Fondazione Ernesto Illy

>> Closing remarks
Andrea Illy, Co-chair, Regenerative Society Foundation

>> Q&A

Read more on United Nations Food System Summit Gateway here.

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