I just attended the food security discussion hosted by Swiss Re at the Center for Global Dialog. I was astonished by the fact that food safety was not an issue. Of course it is of paramount importance to talk about fighting hunger and reducing poverty but food safety and quality should also be discussed in parallel. For example many Chinese people are currently very much concerned about accessing safe food. This led me to the question: who/which party/company/institutions decides on what we will eat today and tomorrow. Who are the power players and what drives them? How can we assure that in the future we provide enough safe food for humanity? Obviously copying and pasting our western life style and food production methods is not the recipe for a successful global food future. Any ideas of what we should do differently?
Category: Food security