EXPO Milano 2015: president Bonaccini closes the first edition of the World Food Research and Innovation Forum with minister Martina and signs the Milan Charter
23 September 2015
The Italian minister of Agriculture, Food and Forestry, Maurizio Martina, and the president of Emilia-Romagna Region, Stefano Bonaccini, have closed today the first edition of the World Food Research and Innovation Forum, the event which opened yesterday in the Italian Pavilion at EXPO Milan 2015.
After yesterday’s sessions dedicated to Food research and technology and to Food safety and security, the second day of the new global platform promoted by Emilia-Romagna Region focused on how to gather and promote the legacy of EXPO Milano 2015.
“We are convinced that food safety and food security are crucial issues for the future of the planet”, commented Bonaccini. “The success of EXPO demonstrates how our ambition to launch the Forum, which next edition will take place during Cibus (Italy’s top food fair) on 9 and 10 May 2016, was driven by the right premises“.
To confirm the Region’s commitment to the Feeding the planet challenge, president Bonaccini met this morning the president of EXPO 2015 Spa, Diana Bracco, and signed the Milan Charter, the manifesto that engages citizens and institutions in the fight against undernourishment, malnutrition and waste, and in the promotion of an equal access to natural resources and a sustainable management of production.