The 2023 FoodNavigator-USA Digital Summit consist of three category focused events.
Each session includes dynamic presentations, fireside chats and panel discussions with stakeholders from across the supply chain.
FOOD TECH IN FOCUS
How do we feed 9.9bn people by 2050, and what will they be eating? Could plant-based, fermentation-based, and cell-cultured (a.k.a. ‘cultivated’) meat, milk and eggs ultimately replace industrialized animal agriculture? And does it always make sense to extract flavors, colors, sweeteners and other food ingredients from plants if you can produce them more efficiently - and more sustainably – via microbial fermentation or plant cell culture?
FOOD AS MEDICINE
Three quarters of Americans are overweight or obese, and 50% have diabetes or prediabetes. The western diet – and the modern world, from antibiotic use to hyper-sanitary environments – are wreaking havoc with our microbiome and our metabolic system, so how can we shift consumption patterns in a healthier direction?
THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY
From ‘carbon-neutral’ to ‘climate positive’ to ‘zerowaste,’ sustainability messaging is now de rigueur on food and beverage packaging. But what do these claims really mean, and how can the food industry stop being part of the problem, and become part of the solution, from reducing its environmental footprint (water, land, energy, packaging), to regenerating the soil to improving the working conditions of the people that make our food?