EAT Stockholm Food Forum 2018

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Stepping Out of the Comfort Zone

EAT Stockholm Food Forum 2018

More than 600 of the brightest minds from science, politics, business and civil society from over 50 countries gathered at the fifth EAT Stockholm Food Forum.

#EATforum18

There is no silver bullet solution, nor a single path to tackling the complex health and environmental challenges presented by our global food systems. Difficult trade-offs will need to be made and inconvenient truths faced.

At the 2018 EAT Stockholm Food Forum we explored a range of solutions available for achieving healthy and sustainable diets for a growing global population. We confronted some of the hard questions head on, such as how to feed the world with zero land expansion and ocean depletion, or the benefits of processed foods and clean meat.

In short, we were stepping out of the comfort zone.

The forum was held on June 11-12, 2018 at Annexet and Quality Hotel Globe in Stockholm.

Missed any talks? All keynotes, EAT Talks and panels are available on EAT’s Youtube channel.

Looking for photos? Experience the many magic moments from the forum on EAT’s Flickr account. 

Program Day 1

Monday, June 11

  • 07:00
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    REGISTRATION
  • 09:00
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    10:00
    THE GREAT FOOD TRANSFORMATION IS HERE
    This year, the EAT forum places solutions for food system transformation center-stage. We will showcase innovations, demonstrate economic and political benefits and define strategies for managing this phenomenal shift. We won’t shy away from broaching the uncomfortable conversations needed to bring solutions to light. Feeding a healthy and sustainably-produced diet to a future population of 10 billion will be a monumental challenge, but it is within our reach. How do we harness the actions that are needed?
  • 10:00
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    10:30
    BREAK
  • 10:30
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    12:30
    THE LINE MUST BE DRAWN: SUSTAINABLY MANAGING LAND AND OCEANS
    To feed a growing population without surpassing the planetary boundaries, we need to manage our land and oceans differently – essentially halting land expansion for food. Current farmed land must produce healthy, delicious food and be the staging ground for environmental restoration. Aquaculture is promising to help fill the protein gap, but must avoid creating new problems. How far can technology take us on this journey and what are the costs? Are oceans the next farms and what does this mean for marine conservation?
  • 12:30
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    13:30
    LUNCH
    Location: Delegate Lounge.
  • 13:30
    -
    14:30
    SIDE EVENTS
    All side events take place at the Quality Hotel Globe, adjacent to Annexet. Please allow at least 5 minutes to walk from Annexet to the hotel. Side events are an opportunity for partners to showcase their work, ideas, and innovations. They allow experts to consult a diverse group of stakeholders on complex issues related to food systems transformation and are a place for empowering partners and community-building.  Information on side events that are by invitation only will be displayed in the Delegate Lounge and at the registration desk in the hotel lobby.
  • 14:30
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    15:00
    BREAK
  • 15:00
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    17:00
    NOTHING TO SPARE: HOW TO END FOOD LOSS AND WASTE
    Every ton of food not wasted corresponds to land not converted, greenhouse gases not emitted or cubic meters of water not drawn from river systems. Every liter of water saved protects the integrity of the water cycle and our oceans. Every pound of food saved from loss or waste will create economic and environmental gains. So what are we waiting for? And where are we stalling?
  • 17:00
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    END OF DAY 1
  • 19:30
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    DINNER
    Location: Annexet.
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Program Day 2

Tuesday, June 12

  • 07:00
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    REGISTRATION
  • 09:00
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    12:00
    DISRUPTIVE DIALOGUES
    EAT Stockholm Food Forum’s Disruptive Dialogues engage small groups of experts in honest, challenging, solutions-oriented discussions around strategically important topics for transforming the global food systems. They are held at the Quality Hotel Globe, adjacent to Annexet. Due to capacity constraints, only delegates who have been invited and/or signed up in advance will be able to attend the Disruptive Dialogues.
  • 09:00
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    11:30
    FUTURE BYTES: THE TECH THAT'S TRANSFORMING FOOD
    Technology has the power to make the seemingly impossible, possible. For food, that is about filling our future plates with healthier, more nutritious and more sustainable meals. To get there, food technologies will need to go beyond the early adaptors and achieve scale. How can we maximize the impact of technology for the benefit of everyone in the food system? How hard will disruption hit food? What are the most promising emerging food technologies?
  • 12:00
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    13:00
    LUNCH
    Location: Delegate Lounge.
  • 13:00
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    14:30
    GROWING PAINS: RECIPES FOR BETTER YIELDS AND BETTER NUTRITION
    Plant-based dietary trends have fueled a rediscovery of countless crop varieties with promising nutritional and environmental profiles. With their ability to deliver more crop per drop and withstand unpredictable seasonal changes, diversifying what we grow can help meet nutrition needs. Gene editing or lab-grown meats offer to increase productivity, nutrition and tolerance to environmental uncertainties through direct manipulation, but not without controversy. Can smallholder farms increase productivity to meet food-security needs? Is gene editing really a promise to take charge of our own future or the next environmental calamity?
  • 14:30
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    15:00
    BREAK
  • 15:00
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    16:30
    FUELING AN APPETITE FOR CHANGE: HEALTHY AND SUSTAINABLE AS THE NEW NORMAL
    How and where we interact with food in our daily lives shapes our attitudes and our dietary habits. The complex landscape of economic trade and production markets, advertising, packaging and consumption offers multiple entry points through which to turn our relationship around. So, what are the trade-offs and how can we convince the world that this is where we need to be? Will big business really get on board and how much impact can consumer changes in diet really have?
  • 16:30
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    17:30
    THE FUTURE OF THE FOOD SYSTEM: PLAY YOUR PART, PLAY IT LOUD
    Too much is at stake to allow food systems to get “too big to fail.” Change is possible through collective action. Multi-level partnerships mean getting out of our comfort zones. By the time this last session kicks off, the delegates at EAT Stockholm Food Forum will have rolled up their sleeves, joined forces, tackled uncomfortable conversations, shared solutions, forged new connections and literally sowed the seeds of change. Together we are building a new narrative and together we can define strategies for managing political and economic opinion change. A true success story of the Great Food Transformation. Let’s get to work.
  • 17:30
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    END OF #EATFORUM18
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Featured Speakers

Ajay Vir Jakhar

Chairman
Bharat Krishak Samaj (Farmers' Forum, India)
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Dr. Alessandro Demaio

CEO
EAT
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Anahita Dhondy

Chef Manager
SodaBottleOpenerWala
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Annica Bresky

Executive Vice President
Division Consumer Board, Stora Enso
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Arash Derambarsh

City Councillor
Courbevoie, France
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Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson

Founder & President
OceanCollectiv
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Bernice Lee

Executive Director, Hoffmann Centre for the Sustainable Resource Economy
Chatham House
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Dr. Bing Zhao

Director and Global Coordinator of Purchase for Progress (P4P)
UN World Food Programme
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Bjørn Arild Wisth

Deputy CEO
Nordic Choice Hotels
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Brad Barbera

Director of Innovation
The Good Food Institute
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Caleb Harper

Principal Investigator & Director
the MIT Open Agriculture Initiative
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Carin Jämtin

Director General
Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA)
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Charlotte Ersbøll

Senior Advisor
UN Global Compact
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Charlotte Petri Gornitzka

Chair
Development Assistance Committee (DAC)
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Christiana Figueres

Convener
Mission 2020
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Corby Kummer

Journalist
The Atlantic
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Professor Corinna Hawkes

Director
Centre for Food Policy, City University London
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Dagfinn Høybråten

Secretary General
Nordic Council of Ministers
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Dr. David Nabarro

Curator of the Food Systems Dialogues
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Dr. Diana Horvath

President
2Blades
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Erin Kim

Communications Director
New Harvest
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Ertharin Cousin

Distinguished Fellow
Global Food and Agriculture, Chicago Council on Global Affairs
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Professor Eeva Furman

Director
Environmental Policy Centre of the Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE)
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Dr. Fabrice DeClerck

Science Director
EAT
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Gilbert F. Houngbo

President
International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)
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Guido Girardi

Senator
Senate of the Republic of Chile
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Dr. Gunhild A. Stordalen

Founder & Executive Chair
EAT
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Dr. Heather Tallis

Global Managing Director and Lead Scientist for Strategy Innovation
The Nature Conservancy
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Dr. Howard Frumkin

Head, Our Planet, Our Health
Wellcome Trust
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HRH Crown Prince Haakon of Norway

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Dr. Ibrahim Assane Mayaki

CEO
NEPAD
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H.E. Isabella Lövin

Minister for International Development Cooperation and Climate & Deputy Prime Minister of Sweden
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Izabella Koziell

Director, Water, Land and Ecosystems Program
CGIAR/IWMI
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Jan Eliasson

Chair
SIPRI
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Dr. Jessica Fanzo

Bloomberg Distinguished Associate Professor of Ethics
Global Food & Agriculture, Johns Hopkins
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Professor Johan Rockström

Executive Director
Stockholm Resilience Centre
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John Cordaro

Special Representative Food Security, Nutrition and Safety
Mars, Incorporated
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Klaus B. Pedersen

Co-Founder
Too Good To Go
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Dr. Kristalina Georgieva

CEO
World Bank
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Lauren Singer

CEO & Founder
Trash Is For Tossers, Package Free, & The Simply Co
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Lisa MacCallum

Founder
Inspired Companies
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Marco Gualtieri

Founder & Chairman
Seeds&Chips
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Dr. Marco Lambertini

Director General
WWF International
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Marcus Samuelsson

Chef
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Mark Watts

Executive Director
C40
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Mark Wilson

CEO
Aviva
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Martin Palmer

Secretary General
Alliance of Religions and Conservation (ARC)
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Mary Sue Milliken

Co-Chef/Owner
Border Grill Restaurants & Trucks
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Melissa Stevens

Executive Director, Center for Strategic Philanthropy
Milken Institute
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Michiel Kernkamp

CEO
Nestlé Nordic
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Naoko Ishii

Global Environment Facility
CEO & Chairperson
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Niels Lund

Vice President, Health Advocacy
Novo Nordisk
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Niklas Adalberth

Founder
Norrsken Foundation
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H.E. Nikolai Astrup

Minister of International Development of Norway
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Norah Asiyo Ebukalin

Executive Director
Popular Knowledge Women’s Initiative (P’KWI)
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Oliver English

Creator, Feeding Tomorrow Documentary & Co-Founder and CEO
Common Table Creative
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Ruth Kimmelshue

Corporate Senior Vice President, Business Operations and Supply Chain; Sustainability
Cargill
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Sam Kass

Chef & Founder
Trove Worldwide
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Dr. Sania Nishtar

Co-chair
WHO High-Level Independent Commission on Non-communicable diseases
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Sean de Cleene

Head of Food Security and Agriculture Initiatives
World Economic Forum
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Shafinaz Hossain

Next Gen Council Member
Thought for Food (TFF)
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Sunny Verghese

Co-founder & Group CEO, Olam International Limited & Chair, World Business Council for Sustainable Development
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Dr. Thina Margrethe Saltvedt

Senior Adviser Sustainable Finance
Nordea Bank AB
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Vanessa Hauc

Senior Correspondent
Noticias Telemundo
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William H. Moore

Executive Director
The Eleanor Crook Foundation
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Zain Asher

Anchor
CNN International & Host of EAT Stockholm Food Forum 2018
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