Europe’s agriculture and food industry is at a crossroads: It faces pressure from consumers and government to more sustainably plant, produce, process, label, and distribute the Continent’s world-renowned food and beverages. And this is a pivotal year, with France’s Special Convention on food, proposed Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) reform, Brexit, and growing consumer awareness about food traceability and safety. How can Europe cope with population growth that may require a 70% increase in agricultural production by 2050 and adopt sustainable practices in every link of the food chain to build a circular economy that will protect essential resources?
On November 30, 2017, POLITICO will gather 130+ farmers, policymakers and agriculture and food industry experts for the first Agriculture & Food Summit, in Paris. From farms to forks, we will discuss the challenges and opportunities of sustainable food production and the ways in which our growing world is inspiring innovation and industry potential.