Feeding Our Growing Planet: Is Technology the Future of Food?

Feeding Our Growing Planet: Is Technology the Future of Food?

  • 02-03-2017 18:00 - 21:00
  • BitsxBites, Shanghai

In 2013, when Bill Gates reviewed positively on the realistic quality of plant-made “chicken tacos” and declared he was betting on meat substitutes for a better food future, more food tech conversations began to flow. Now many scientists and businesses are seeking new answers at the intersection of food sustainability and technology.

The need to feed 9 billion people in 2050 is real, and so is the need to protect our planet as countries strive to meet their food demands. There is a lot at stake.

What forces are at play to marry tech innovations and sustainable food? What solutions are making real impact across the world? Can technology provide some of the answers to China’s food safety and waste and other agricultural pollution issues?

Join the Green Initiatives panel, “Feeding Our Growing Planet: Is Tech the Future of Food?” where three pioneers in the good food movement will share perspectives and experiences from Europe, US, and China.


Sara Roversi
Co-founder of You Can Group and Future Food Institute, an entrepreneurial ecosystem that fuels the creation of new startups in the food and tech sectors.

Federico Duarte
He is the founder & head of business design at Mill Food Intelligence, a consultancy that advises food companies in food and business design and culinary education. He is also on the jury of the Asia Pacific Bocuse d’Or competition, the world’s largest culinary competition.

Matilda Ho
Founder of Bits x Bites, China’s first food-focused accelerator and venture capital fund that invests in startups tackling global food system challenges. She also founded Yimishiji, a Shanghai-based online farmers market that tackles food transparency and production integrity issues in China.

Some of the questions we are looking to answer are:

  • What is the future of food?
  • What are some of the latest world innovations in the food system with the biggest potential impact?
  • Is technology making the food system more fair or less? How do we ensure that everyone benefits?
  • In China, what sectors are likely recipients to benefit from good food technology?
  • How might we all use new technology innovations to make an impact?

Please visit our website for locations and event ticket details: http://greeninitiatives.cn/event/bitsxbitesfood-mar2016

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