The Forum will help answering to the crucial question of how to feed the planet and not missing the extraordinary opportunity created by EXPO Milano 2015
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Paolo De Castro
Member of the European Parliament and Chairman of the World Food Research and Innovation Forum International Steering Committee
We cannot miss the extraordinary opportunity created by EXPO Milano 2015, which has made food safety a key topic of the international debate, raising the level of consciousness on how one of the thoughest global challenges of the next decades will be feeding a population which will not only reach 9 billion by 2050, but is also changing diet and eating habits. These changes force us to find new ways to address a challenge which collides with the fact that natural resources are limited.
Since we cannot increase our production apparatus (land and water), we have to rely on research and innovation to increase production. The World Food Research and Innovation Forum launched by Emilia-Romagna Region will help to meet this challenge, finding the answers to the crucial question of how can we produce more food while reducing pollution and the exploitation of natural resources.