Designing a Resilient Future: Food, Technology, and Sustainable Development
Conference: “Designing a Resilient Future:
Food, Technology, and Sustainable Development”, Ipack-Ima, May 20, 2015, at 2:00 PM, 1st floor,
Martini Hall, Congress Center
A Loaf of
exhibition in parallel with EXPO 2015 is an occasion more unique than rare to
reflect on the future of food production and to propose new models of
development in the agro-food chain.
We are coming to
these events as the generation that globalized the market, polluted
the environment, and accentuated inequalities, generating opulence next to misery, and afflictions due to excessive food next to those of
However, in the
Ipack-Ima stands, we can also see an extraordinary variety of innovative and
safe technological solutions that are also respective of the environment. At the same time, all possible kinds of foods
and food traditions can be seen in the EXPO stands from all over the world.
This means that
we have all the tools and knowledge needed to conquer hunger, improve health and
protect the environment. So why are we so worried by the prospect that the
world's population may reach nine or ten billion by the year 2050? Why do we
accept the fact that hundreds of millions of people continue to suffer hunger
and moreover exactly in the countries that have the highest potential for
producing food in terms of soil and climate? Why are the most privileged
consumers increasingly distrustful of technologies
and the industrial enterprises that produce and sell food?
Conference on May 20 will attempt to give some
answers to these questions by presenting new development models for the
agro-food systems. We want to discuss options that may create favorable economic conditions to re-establish
collaborative relationships within the food chains, transparent and unambiguous
behavior of food chain actors, and solutions that
are consciously chosen and not passively accepted.
has a challenging title: “Designing a Resilient Future: Food, Technology,
and Sustainable Development”, but the message is as simple as a loaf of
bread. We have chosen bread, a powerful and universal symbol, to say: “let's get back to the essentials,
to a good balance between man's actions and nature, to a community spirit
beyond the confines of business”.
will provide the precious raw material for a book in which we intend to publish the presentations as
our contribution to the worldwide debate about the future of food ... in a
spirit of simplicity and friendship, like sharing a loaf of bread.
you won’t be sorry.
Claudio Peri - Chairman of the
Emeritus of the University of Milan - firstname.lastname@example.org