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Global Food Summit – Dialog for a Transforming Society

Menschen für Medien (mfm) | Stephan Becker-Sonnenschein, Ralf Fücks, Regina Birner, Dr.Christina Kuchendorf, DR.Sven Hartmann, Elmer Schialer Salcedo, Dr.Nehreen MAJED, Prof.Dr.Christian von Hirschhausen, Dr.Sergiy Smetana, Alfred Jansen, Volker Heinz, Raffael Wohlgensinger

Foodtropolis- Urban.Circular.Food. Climate Change and Innovation

One of the most important questions of the future is: how can a bio-based urban circular economy help to achieve the 2030 climate targets?

The urban space  is changing due to digitalization, new mobility concepts and innovative food start-ups. Urban “techno-farmers” are already supplying their regional communities with innovative, ecological products through aquaponics, vertical farming or food labs. So what impact can cell-cultured meat, or milk produced with microorganisms make to reduce the urban carbon footprint? And: at what point can cities contribute to the energy transition by means of algae production? Or how can the sewage system in new housing developments be converted into dry sanitation systems in order to save drinking water and recover phosphate as a finite raw material? These are questions we will discuss with scientists and experts from all over the world at the Berlin Science Week on November 5, 2021.

We are especially pleased that the Peruvian Ambassador H.E. Elmer Schialer will give a welcome speech and that the Peruvian Embassy is a patron of our event this year.

9:00-10:30 Farm2Fork – How can we close the nutrient cycle

12:00-14:00 Water and Climate – Future water management in cities

17:00-18:30 “A Schnitzel is just a string of molecules“



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Stephan Becker-Sonnenschein

Global Food Summit

Geschäftsführer & Gründer des Global Food Summit – Gastgeber des Global Food Summit

Ralf Fücks


Geschäftsführender Gesellschafter Zentrum Liberale Moderne

Regina Birner

Georg-August-Universität Göttingen

Head of the Chair “Social and Institutional Change in Agricultural Development,


University of Hohenheim,

Member Bioeconomy Council

Dr.Christina Kuchendorf

Forschungszentrum Jülich

Researcher at IBG-2: Plant Sciences, Research Center Jülich GmbH


DR.Sven Hartmann


Head of Plant Nutrition & Biostimulants

Elmer Schialer Salcedo

Peruanische Botschaft in Deutschland

Ambassador of Peru in Germany

Dr.Nehreen MAJED


Associate Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Asia Pacific

Prof.Dr.Christian von Hirschhausen

Technische Universität Berlin

Department of Economic and Infrastructure Policy,

Technische End Universität Berlin

Dr.Sergiy Smetana

Leiter der Gruppe Food Data im DIL Deutsches Institut für Lebensmitteltechnik e. V.

Alfred Jansen

Head of Corporate, Brand& Sustainability Communications, IGLO

Volker Heinz

Deutsches Institut für Lebensmitteltechnik e.V.

Vorstand des Deutsches Institut für Lebensmitteltechnik e. V.

Raffael Wohlgensinger


Founder and CEO at FORMO

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