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Sustainable Foods Conference: For Healthier People and Planet

Wed, November 18, 2020

About the conference:

In today’s world it is more important than ever for senior food executives, entrepreneurs, investors, and technology providers to fast-track the adoption of sustainable food systems. The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the limits of the global food industry, stressing the need to address topics such as food security, tackling food waste, re-imagining agriculture and diversifying sources of protein.

This year’s Sustainable Foods conference in November will be completely virtual, connecting delegates around the world to participate in high level food sustainability discussions that will have the potential to benefit both people and planet.

EIT Food is sponsoring the event and leading a session on the theme of 'Sustainable Seafood'  (20 November, 15.00-16.00 CET)

The panel will discuss the following topics:

  • Achieving SDG 14: Challenges and Opportunities for Sustainable Fish and Seafood.
  • Harnessing the potential of fisheries and aquaculture.
  • Cell-based seafood: can this address the challenges facing our oceans?
  • How can we develop a more sustainable seafood sector?
  • Technological advances to preserve ocean health and mitigate climate change


  • Mercedes Groba (Chair), Innovation Programme Manager at European Institute of Innovation & Technology (EIT) Food
  • Ólafur H. Friðjónsson, Research Group Leader in Biotechnology at Matís
  • Birgir Örn Smárason, Project Manager at Matís
  • Dr David Aldridge (TBC),  Senior Lecturer in Aquatic Ecology, Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge 

In addition to the session chair, the panelists are currently implementing the following 3 EIT food projects in focus area of Aquaculture in 2020:

We look forward to welcoming you at our session on 20 November!

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