The Inaugural Global Food Summit

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The inaugural Global Food Summit - Global Strategies for Sustainability of Future Food Systems: Food Waste/Food Losses case studies from national, regional governments and global bodies - will be convened in Dublin on August 21, 2016. This landmark gathering will bring together national and international scientific bodies with government advisors charged with providing related strategy. The Summit will acknowledge and draw on the increasingly vital role government advisors play in improving the dialogue and collaboration necessary to tackle current and future global food issues.  For practitioners of high-level science, this summit examines current and future practice with the aim of improving strategies towards a sustainable/waste efficient food supply from third to first world. 

To be held in Dublin, Ireland, during the 18th IUFoST World Congress of Food Science and Technology (World Food Congress), it is fitting that Ireland is the location for this first Ministerial level World Food Summit as Ireland has distinguished itself at a leader in developing the Green, Smart Economy in a global context to create sustainable growth. The meeting of the global community of food science and technology, who form the heart of the future of food for the alleviation of food waste, encouragement of improved nutritional requirements and economic and environmental resource management is essential as are its cross-disciplinary components. This summit brings together those who can affect strategic change to policies worldwide to enable a sustainable, waste efficient food supply for all countries – third to first world.