World Food Forum
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The second edition of the World Food Research and Innovation Forum has been launched today in Milan
20 april 2016

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img_conferenzastampaRegional Minister Caselli: “We are working to maintain in Italy the ideas which drive high quality food production in order to support sustainable development”

“Just like Cibus represents a permanent platform for food business, so the World Food Research and Innovation Forum will be the platform for the development of the real EXPO Milano 2015 legacy: bringing safe and healthy food to the world’s population. We are working to maintain in Italy not only the productive and market processes for high quality food products, which are well known and appreciated worldwide, but also the ideas which drive these processes. We are putting research and innovation at the heart of our action, in order to support sustainable development in the world”.

These are the words used by Simona Caselli, Regional Minister for Agriculture, Hunting and Fishing of the Emilia-Romagna Region, to introduce the second edition of the World Food Research and Innovation Forum during the press conference held in Milan for the launch of Cibus 2016. Italy’s top food fair, which will be held in Parma from 9 to 12 May, will in fact host the innovative platform promoted by the Emilia-Romagna Region in collaboration with Aster, which will take place on 9 and 10 May in the “Niccolò Paganini” Congress center auditorium.

“The Forum will have the contribution of Maurizio Martina, Italian Minister of Agriculture, Food and Forestry, of Karen Ross, Secretary of the California Department of Food and Agriculture, who will share the experience of a State whose economy and environment are already being affected by the impact of climate change, and of Cao Dùc Phàt, Vietnam Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development”, underlined the Regional Minister.

Moreover this second edition of the Forum, which will gather worldwide policy makers and experts from research and business communities representing the entire food stakeholder community, will offer space to discuss about food finance. “In a global scenario conditioned more and more by agriculture commodities and finance we urgently have to discuss about the instruments we can use on local and on global scales to promote sustainable development”, concluded Caselli.

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