FORMER United States Secretary of State, John Kerry, will headline a list of leaders in food, agricultural science, technology and medicine who will discuss the future of food at the Global Table conference in Melbourne next month.
The conference will tackle questions around how to feed a growing world population in the face of a climate crisis and unsustainable levels of development.
The event aims to highlight ground-breaking solutions with the potential to disrupt food and agricultural systems, which will come under increasing pressure as the world population rises to 10 billion people in the next three decades, including a growing middle-class.
Rising meat consumption, dwindling water resources, drought, pollution and extreme weather due to climate change are just some of the challenges on the horizon.
A growing chorus of voices, including the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, are calling for dramatic changes to the way we feed the world or else risk accelerating the process of climate change.
Topics on the agenda at Global Table include an entire afternoon devoted to the growing alternative protein market, the future of hemp applications worldwide, how regenerative agriculture can help people and planet, action against food waste and water solutions across the value chain.
Over four days, thousands of attendees from across the world will participate in conference sessions presented with Seeds&Chips – The Global Food Innovation Summit as well as exhibitions, immersive installations, site visits, pitch competitions and more.
Global Table will take place on 3-6 September 2019 at Melbourne Showgrounds.