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EAT Stockholm Food Forum 2017

This year’s topics ranged from innovation and biotechnology to the economics of food systems. Exciting speakers included Caleb Harper from MIT Media Lab, who shared the innovative ways that biotech is revolutionizing the urban food system, and policy advocate Yolanda Kakabadse, WWFs International President and former Ecuadorian Minister of Environment, who looked at sustainable consumption and production in the context of food waste.

On the 12th–13th of June 2017, EAT gathered 500 of the brightest minds from science, politics, business and civil society at the Clarion Hotel Sign, Stockholm. They discussed progress on transforming the food system to solve the interconnected challenges of climate, sustainable development and health.

The Program

Program SFF2017




Rapid political and environmental changes are having drastic impact on societies across the globe. How can we move from intention to action, from commitments to systemic change?

The Big Idea & How To Get There

Dr. Gunhild A. Stordalen

The Transition and its disruption

Professor Tim Lang

Public Private Partnerships

Vidar Helgesen




How can we solve climate, sustainability and health challenges? Which food system triggers could bring about the most transformative change? Cut through the background noise using clear, science-based guidelines for food system transformation. #Foodcanfixit

Food as a Central Nature Benefit To People

Sir Robert Watson

Our Biodiversity and Protecting Our Future

H.E. Mrs. Ameenah Gurib-Fakim

Oceans and the Sustainable Development Goals

HRH Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden

Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals by Transforming the Food System

Geir Molvik, Dr. Belay Begashaw, Femi Oke, Dr. Anna Lartey


Professor John H. Lienhard

The key to changing consumer behaviour

Matthew Freud





Smaller interactive "think tank" style sessions. Check your badges: NL = Nora Latin building. HC = Hotel C and C = Clarion. Number corresponds with room. See you soon!


Outliers in Global Impact- The Ingredients for Success

Dr. Alessandro Demaio, Dr. Florence Egal, Tristram Stuart, Danielle Nierenberg, Ndidi Okonkwo Nwuneli, Albert Ntsodo

Interactive Secondary Plenary

An edgy, fast-paced session, 5 innovative 6-minute presentations followed by an interactive Q&A.


Global Study Launch (Press Conference)

Proffessor Christopher J.L. Murray, Dr. Ashkan Afshin


A panel of experts will present a never before released scientific paper that finds an increasing percentage of people dying from illnesses related not just to obesity, but also to overweight. This will be in room C9


End of Day 1


Buses to dinner

Please note that dinner will be held at the Hotel "At Six"


Food systems last century were geared toward production output and profit. This century it needs to be equity and quality. But where can we achieve win-win situations? We face numerous global challenges and exponential pressure around food that require action from a range of actors to successfully feed a growing world population. We live in a world where one in three suffer from some form of malnutrition. Some of our most pressing global challenges include issues around malnutrition where currently about 2 billion individuals are overweight or obese, and these statistics can potentially rise to about 3.3. billion by 2030. Simultaneously 2 billion of the world population also suffer from micronutrient deficiencies. While we produce enough food to feed everyone -- 795 million people (one in nine) go to be hungry every day.

Play Your Part. Play It Loud.

Sir Bob Geldof

EAT C40 Food Systems Network

Dr. Sudhvir Singh

Cities Taking Lead To Transform the Future Of Food

Giuseppe Sala

Mobilising Investment for Nutrition, Planning and Environmental Sustainability

Gerda Verburg

New Forms Of Capital:
Scaling Up Sustainable Good Ideas

Christiana Wyly, Jeremy Black, Victor E. Friedberg, Kimbal Musk

How to Change Consumer Behavior and Health at Scale

Professor Dariush Mozaffarian

Making It Happen - Cooperative Farming and Innovation

Kristian Østerling Eriknauer




Breaking patterns is not easy. In the 21st century, the speed of technological innovation is unprecedented. This phenomenon has the potential to help tackle some of humanity’s greatest challenges, fundamentally reshaping the future. New technologies and innovators are increasingly promising solutions that could help deliver sustainable growth. However, a lot of great ideas are not scaleable, or never make it to the mainstream...

How To Get the Investment Community To Stop Investing In the Wrong Things

Victor E. Friedberg

Going out of the comfort zone and changing the food system

Danielle Gould

Food Innovation:
The Role of Startups and young people

Marco Gualtieri

We are all different

Andrew Steele

Tackling nutrition inequalities at the heart of the food system

Dr. Lawrence Haddad

Health Impacts of Food Systems:
Identifying Leverage Points for Change

Professor Cecilia Rocha

Better Meat, Better World – Let’s Have Both

Uma Valeti

The Power of the Investor to Transform the Food System

Jeremy Coller

Measuring Progress Towards Sustainable Food System Transformation

Dr. Irene Mia

Measuring Progress Towards Sustainable Food Transformation

Luca Virginio, Dr. Lee Howell, Dr. Shenggen Fan, Dr. Irene Mia




Our world is changing rapidly. How can we follow through on the necessary solutions and act based on credible science? And why is this important?

Evidence Based Action - Our Planet, Our Health:
Responding to a Changing World

Professor Lord John Krebs

The Next Generation:
Responsible Marketing

Kate Hampton

Sustainable Consumption & Production Patterns

Yolanda Kakabadse

Real Price of Food (Shifting Externalities)

Patrick Holden

Inspiring a Better Everyday Life for the Many

Michael La Cour

Computers and the Future of Farming

Dr. Caleb Harper

Big Data, Mobile Tech and Farming

Rita Kimani

What The World Can Do To Achieve the Paris Climate Agreement

Professor Laurence Tubiana

Introduction of FReSH Programme

Alison Cairns

One Wild Planet

Uri Golman, Helle Olsen

Wrap Up & See You Next Year

Professor Johan Rockström


End Of Day 2

See you next year!

Speakers and Panelists