Networking conference kicks off

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This week marks the start of the first in a series of Young Scientist Networking Conferences on integrated science.

Held at Villa Vigoni, coordinated by the International Social Science Council (ISSC), the International Council for Science (ICSU) and supported by the German Research Foundation (DFG), “Food Futures” is an invitation to think creatively on the potential for change and transformation of our food systems and how research can help define and achieve these visions.

In its idyllic setting on the shores of Lake Como, the conference provides many spaces for discussion around the major changes that our food systems may undergo in different parts of the world given current and forecasted pressures.  Organisers have brought together both natural and social scientists from all regions of the globe to discuss and debate opportunities to  transform our food consumption, production and distribution patterns, and scenarios and pathways to live more sustainably.