Sustainable and circular bioeconomy for food systems transformation


In 1826, the genial French gastronome Brillat-Savarin penned the phrase “Tell me what you eat, and I will tell you what you are.” Two hundred years later, pathbreaking research suggests that what we eat doesn’t just give us fuel and pleasure but also feeds the trillions of microbes in our gut...
The Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), QU Dongyu, today highlighted the importance of bioeconomy to help promote sustainable agri-food systems and also address the impacts of COVID-19. “A bioeconomy, promoting long-awaited and much needed bio-innovations, should be central to a post-pandemic recovery to build...
Single-use plastics and the myriad of disposable goods, along with unsustainable agricultural practices are taking a toll on our natural resources and ecosystems, as well as our health. But it’s not too late to reverse the damage. We have the chance of a lifetime to heal a battered and bruised world....
Have you ever thought that lemon peel and almond shells could be blended and used in a bio-based material for the 3D printing of car parts, or that vegetable residues could be turned into alternative proteins? Is this a world we are moving into, a world which achieves sustainable wellbeing...
A lecture, after the ceremony, by Professor Joachim von Braun from Germany on the “Role of Policy, Innovation, Bio-economy and SDGs in Agri-Food System Transformation”, followed by a Q&A session.
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