Workshop for the network KTH Food Sustainability, 13 March

Food sustainability is one of the main challenges that our society is facing and ensuring the food chain supply in terms of quality, security, safety, and affordability are priorities. Food production has a strong impact on climate change, biodiversity, water and soil quality. Additionally, addressing the impact of food on nutrition and well-being is fundamental in terms of public health.

This workshop is directed to all researchers and teachers at KTH with interest in sustainability along the food supply value chain, including sustainable food production and consumption, functional food products towards improved nutrition and health, and utilization of residual agricultural by-products and food waste.

The overall aim is to consolidate the network KTH Food Sustainability as a visible research, educational and outreach platform integrating the currently scattered efforts at KTH. Four areas of interest have been identified related to the current food sustainability challenges: Sustainable Food Production and Consumption, Food Protection and Safety, Food Quality and Health, and Food Processes and Waste Management. This workshop will provide the arena for stimulating discussions, in order to engage the interested participants in the network and catalyse future collaborations.

Preliminary program

Welcome
Göran Finnveden, Vice-president for Sustainable Development KTH

Introduction to KTH Food Sustainability
Rebecka Milestad, Cecilia Sundberg, Francisco Vilaplana researchers KTH

FORMAS - Introduction to the National Research Programme for Food
Erika Ax, Senior Research Officer

Pitch presentations
KTH researchers

Coffee break and speed dating

Presentation of Food Science Sweden 
Anna Ström Chalmers 

Information about the Sweden Food Arena 

Lunch with discussions

Outcome of the discussion, future directions and concluding remarks