The 11th edition of the Sustainable Foods Summit has held in Amsterdam in June with the aim to explore new horizons for eco-labels and sustainability in the food industry.
The message to food manufacturers was clear: focus on initiatives that ensure sustainability, reduce food waste through redirection, enhance the flavour of plant-based products, and to consider ethical egg labelling, digitisation and reducing the economic risk of climate change.
Key summit outcomes
Summit outcomes included:
- Rising market share of sustainable food
- Climate change – farming practices such as crop rotation that reduce climate change economic risk
- Re-directing food waste – donations to various food organisations
- Adding social value in supply chains – improving poverty through income generation
- Plant-based food flavour – a targeted approach to enhance flavour of plant-based food
- Power of plant proteins – the food industry is on the cusp of a plant-based revolution
- Tech – increasing digital trends within grocery
- Ethical labelling – ethical labelling of eggs to reduce male chick deaths
- Sustainable packaging material and a call to go plastic-free
The Asia-Pacific edition of the Sustainable Foods Summit is expected to be held in Singapore, March 30-31, 2020.
For further details, visit – sustainablefoodsummit.com/europe/