World Food Summit - Better Food for More People
30-31 August 2018
The purpose of the global movement “Better Food for More People” and the annual World Food Summit in Copenhagen, Denmark is to unleash the full potential of gastronomy to create robust solutions worldwide that provide better food for more people.
The urban population of the world has grown rapidly from 746 million in 1950 to 3.9 billion in 2014 and is expected to exceed 6 billion by 2045. The volume of information about food is huge and difficult to analyse reliably. 1 in 10 people worldwide fall ill after eating contaminated food, more than 244 million people live outside their country of origin and more than 40% of food waste in industrialised countries occurs at retail and consumer levels. The need for robust solutions around the globe requires action from the world’s politicians, decision makers, experts, professionals, chefs, scientist and CEOs.
Better Food for More People and the annual World Food Summit in Copenhagen frame the efforts to resolve these critical issues. Together with the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals, which call on all nations to act, the aim is to push forward the agenda on sustainable development within production and consumption of food and healthy lives in the global community.