GLOBAL DILEMMA CONFERENCE

2 - 3 OCTOBER 2024

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WHAT DOES THE FOOD INDUSTRY LOOK LIKE ON THE PLANET'S TERMS?

Global Dilemma Conference focus attention on the most important challenges and potentials in the food industry. 

The food industry accounts for nearly one-third of global greenhouse gas emissions. To reduce this and achieve the targets set in the Paris Agreement, the industry faces a difficult but necessary transition. The overarching dilemma arises from the need to meet growing food demands while reducing the climate footprint.

This is reflected in issues that the industry is forced to address. The food industry must navigate new regulations and financing opportunities, reduce CO2 emissions, and optimize energy and resource use. 

Join us, when keynote speakers present their ideas and debate the food industry's most important challenges and potentials at the conference, 2-3 October 2024.

The conference is arrangered in collaboration with Insight Events and are facilitated by Tænketanken Frej
 

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EXPLORE THE 4 MAIN THEMES AT THIS YEAR'S GLOBAL DILEMMA CONFERENCE:

1. EXPLORING THE POLITICAL AND FINANCIAL FRAMEWORK

Regulations in the food industry are challenged by rapid technological development, requiring clear guidelines to protect producers without stifling innovation... 

...Novel food regulations can be uncertain and affect long-term strategies. Financing is crucial and raises questions about the future of the sector, investors in startups, and whether increased funding can promote a greener transition. Taxes, such as CO2 taxes, can significantly impact the industry.

2. BALANCING ENERGY AND CO2 REDUCTIONS

The transition requires new and better technologies and innovations, which increase energy consumption. This can counteract their environmental benefits if the energy sources are not...

...sustainable. Therefore, it is crucial to ensure energy-efficient solutions and renewable energy sources to reduce CO2 emissions. The globalization of food distribution increases the carbon footprint due to long transport distances and the need for refrigeration. At the same time, local distribution models can increase production pressure in certain regions, which also negatively impacts the environment. Innovations in the food industry aim to reduce water and energy consumption, but there are still challenges in finding sustainable alternatives to water-intensive production and processing.

3. RESOURCE OPTIMIZATION AND CIRCULAR ECONOMY

The food industry faces significant challenges with resource consumption and waste. There is a need to reduce raw material and food waste, energy and water waste, and inefficient packaging... 

...To promote a circular economy and reduce waste, the entire value chain must be integrated, and partnerships across the sector should be established. The industry must find a balance between production efficiency, resource savings, and consumer needs to create a sustainable future. Resource waste and waste management are critical challenges in the food industry. To minimize waste, companies work on reusing, recycling, and improving logistics, as well as utilizing technologies that extend the shelf life of food and convert residual products into new products. Many food production processes generate by-products that can be transformed into valuable resources such as ingredients, animal feed, or biogas. The circular economy promotes the efficient use of water and energy through technologies like BioSolutions, precision agriculture, vertical farming, and lab-grown meat.

4. NAVIGATING BEHAVIORAL ISSUES IN FOOD TECH

Changing behavior in the food industry is crucial to addressing the green transition. Innovations and technologies such as lab-grown meat and vertical farming require behavioral...

...changes to be accepted by both producers and consumers. Behavioral changes can promote investments in sustainable innovation and reduce the strain on ecosystems. How can companies use partnerships and nudging to understand and influence consumer behavior? Increased health awareness leads to changing eating habits, with more people choosing healthier alternatives such as plant-based proteins and foods with lower sugar content. Focus on local foods strengthens the local economy and reduces environmental impact. More companies are promoting behaviors that support locally produced foods. 

CONFERENCEPROGRAMME

The conference is included in your ticket to FoodTech.
Therefore, you can freely participate in the various conferences and debates.

Explore the entire programme below.

Wednesday        Thursday

WEDNESDAY 2 OCTOBER

Cultivated meat – soon mainstream on your plate

Cultivated meat – soon mainstream on your plate

Hall F, Global Dilemma StageEnglish

02 October 2024

kl. 15:25  - 15:55

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There is no longer any doubt. Consumer adoption of more planetary friendly dietary patterns would have been an amazing solution to several of our biggest challenges. Climate change, biodiversity loss, deforestation or water and air pollution. If only…. it wasn’t for the fact that when it comes to food, changing what we eat has proven more difficult than flying a rocket to Mars. But. There is a solution to letting people continue to enjoy the products and dishes they have loved since they were kids. And it’s getting closer to becoming mainstream on people’s everyday plates. With only a few muscle cells, we’ll soon be able to produce as much real meat as hundreds of thousands of animals. The promise of cultivated meat is twofold: To provide a radically more sustainable complement to conventional meat production, and b) to do so with zero consumer behavior change. Same meat, new production technology. Re:meat is currently mobilizing the Scandinavian food value chain by collaborating with farmers, signing pioneer agreements with the leading food and meat producers, and developing the technology together with some of the largest Scandinavian industrial technology providers. Ready for commercialization in 2027, Re:meat’s technology targets a production cost of only €1/kg. To fix climate and the environment, we have to fix food. Let’s join forces to proactively design the journey ahead and turn this into Scandinavia’s next green transition initiative.

Speaker

Jacob Schaldemose Peterson

CEO

Re-Meat

Jacob Schaldemose Peterson

THURSDAY 3 OCTOBER


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