EAT – Science, politics and business sharing food for thought
In June 2014 the first annual Stockholm Food Forum – EAT – will welcome participants from all over the world to help set goals and guidelines for nutrition, health and sustainability. The Forum is founded by doctor Gunhild A. Stordalen, who is the wife of hotel tycoon Petter Stordalen.
EAT will spearhead a holistic approach to today’s food related challenges. Population growth, climate change, human health, resource management, sustainability and food security are independent fields of science and research – but they are also important political issues and exciting business opportunities. By creating an informal forum, which encourages dialogue and discourse, EAT will bring together leading scientists, policymakers and business professionals for the express purpose of cross-fertilization. In this arena science, politics and business will be able to share insight and ideas, which address sustainably feeding a healthy world population.
Gunhild A. Stordalen is a medical doctor from the University of Oslo, an environmental advocate and a public debater. Ms. Stordalen and her husband have pursued a number of philanthropic endeavors, donating large amounts of money to various charitable organizations within environment/climate change and scientific research programs through The Stordalen Foundation, established in 2011.
“We are what we eat. The great news is that if we eat healthier, the planet will be better off too. And even better, there are commercial solutions that benefit health, environment and business. When scientists, policymakers and food industry gather at EAT, they will go for the triple benefit – healthy people, healthy planet and healthy profit,” says Gunhild A. Stordalen.
The forum will offer lectures and panel discussions featuring global leaders in the fields of science, politics and business, and in this way offer a unique arena for interdisciplinary dialogue.
EAT – Science, politics and business sharing food for thought, Stockholm, May 26-27, 2014