Food Matters Summit takes on the future of food and drink

27 September 2019, 08:52 AM
  • Over 100 international speakers will be debating issues across the industry
Food Matters Summit takes on the future of food and drink

More than 100 international speakers will take to the stage at the inaugural Food Matters Summit to debate the issues facing the food industry. The Summit, which takes place during the Food Matters Live event over 19th-20th November 2019, aims to connect organisations across the food supply chain, bringing together disruptive innovators and established multinational companies to inspire the very best new thinking and accelerate innovation across the global food industry.

International food experts, government representatives, technology experts and entrepreneurs will come together to examine three central themes over two days: The Food Revolution, Feeding our Future and Tomorrow’s Innovation. Speakers will include restaurateur and lead of the UK’s National Food Strategy Henry Dimbleby and Ben Elliot, Defra’s food surplus and waste champion.

Ben Elliot said, “Food waste is one of the leading causes of greenhouse gas emissions and would be the number three emitter behind China and the US if it were a country. 70% of the UK’s food waste comes from households – so to really tackle this issue we need to find a way to change consumer behaviour – a huge challenge.”

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