On May 26-27, Stockholm, Sweden will host the first annual EAT Stockholm Food Forum at the Clarion Hotel Sign. The invitation-only forum will bring together science, politics and business leaders to discuss “challenges and opportunities linking food, health and sustainability.” The conference’s format will include lectures, appeals, talks and panel discussions on political issues in food sustainability as well as discussion of promising innovations and new emerging markets.
EAT is an product of the Stordalen Foundation and its main academic partner is the Stockholm Resilience Centre—Food Tank is also a partner of the EAT initiative. According to Dr. Gunhild A. Stordalen, Director of the EAT Initiative, “every partner and sponsor of the EAT initiative plays a key role in finding solutions on how to tackle all the issues surrounding food, health and sustainability today. In this process, we are extremely happy to see Food Tank onboard as a driving force for change.”
According to EAT, the main objective of the initiative “is to increase interdisciplinary knowledge on food and food production, thereby improving nutrition and food safety, and tackling global challenges such as the increase in non-communicable diseases, climate change and environmental damage.” The initiative is committed to actionable results from the forum—“we aim to invite high-level representatives from each respective field, to guarantee that we do not get stuck on only discussing the topics.”
High-level representation from political, scientific and business spheres, and an array of academic and business partnerships, panel organizers hope will encourage lasting impact from the May conference. Johan Rockström, Executive Director at the Stockhold Resilience Center, commented of the event: “Human prosperity is determined by our ability to be wise stewards of food, health and sustainability, recognizing that they are like the Three Musketeers, one for all, all for one.”