Food Futures (2013)

The topic chosen for the first conference “Food Futures” is an invitation to think creatively of the potential for change and transformation of our food systems and how research can help define and achieve these visions. The conference will provide many spaces for discussion around the major changes that our food systems may undergo in different parts of the world given current and forecast pressures, opportunities to transform our food consumption, production and distribution patterns, and scenarios and pathways to live more sustainably.

Participants took the initiative to continue the networking process even after the conference was over, finding common grounds to work together, setting up caollaborations, and taking some of the research questions brainstormed at Food Futures further.

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Some participants have since published papers based on the outcomes of the conference. A vision in transdisciplinarity in Future Earth: Perspectives from young researchers was published in theJournal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development. And Meeting the growing demand for food and bioenergy in the 21st century: synergies through efficient waste management was published in the journal Biofuels.