Global Food Talk: Facing up to the global food challenge

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Let’s talk! Facing up to the global food challenge – Everybody has the right to safe, high quality food

Join Food Nations Global Food Talk on June 7, 1.00-2.00 pm CEST on World Food Safety Day with Denmarks Minister of Food, Agriculture and Fisheries, Rasmus Prehn and leading high-level profiles from the Danish and international agriculture and food scene.

Food safety saves lives. It is not only crucial to food security but also plays a vital role in reducing foodborne diseases. Numbers from World Health Organization estimate that 600 million people fall sick of food-borne illnesses every year which also causes 420.000 preventable deaths every year.

Food safety and quality have a huge impact on many of the global challenges we need to solve whether it is food-related illnesses, security of food supply or sustainable production. Our global food systems need to produce enough safe food for all. Recognising the systemic connections between the health of people, animals, plants, the environment and the economy will help us meet the needs of the future and are essential to reach the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals.

The key question to which we are seeking answer is: How do we ensure healthy and safe food for the entire world’s population with limited resources?

Program

1.00 pm CEST: Welcome, Lise Walbom, CEO, Food Nation

  • Denmark’s ambitions to ensure healthy and safe food to the global population
    Minister of Food, Agriculture and Fisheries, Rasmus Prehn
  • Urgency call towards the global challenges in regard to food quality and safety
    Dr. Markus Lipp, Senior Food Safety and Quality Officer, Agriculture and Consumer Protection Department, Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN
  • Denmark’s ambitions and role to support the global agenda with focus on food quality and safety
    Nikolaj Veje, Director at The Danish Veterinary and Food Administration and Christine Nellemann, Director of Institute at National Food Institute, DTU
  • Business initiatives that ensure food security and drives the green transition
    Ulrik Lund Jakobsen, CEO GEA Powder & Thermal Separation Technologies and Mikael Thinghuus, CEO Royal Greenland

2.00 pm CEST: Moderator closing remarks

Why join?

Join the event at Food Nations Global Food Talk to gain knowledge on game-changing solutions, scalable actions and partnership models for sustainable development, be inspired by international stakeholders focusing on how to ensure global food security and become motivated to take action towards sustainable development.

Global Food Talk is a part of World Food Safety Day 2021

The UN General Assembly proclaimed in 2018 that every year June 7 would be “World Food Safety Day”. It is thus an annual event that aims to raise awareness and inspire to help prevent, detect and manage foodborne risks, contributing to food security, human health, economic prosperity, market access and sustainable development.

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