A Spanish recipe for a Sustainable Future
During the week of September 18th to 24th, The Sustainable Food Forum is taking place, being part of the Sustainable Food Week organized by Food Matters Live.
This event will host a conference program featuring prominent global thought leaders in the field of food innovation, who will share their insights in a series of thought-provoking talks and panel discussions.
In addition to the main conference program, ICEX - Spain Foodtech Nation will be bringing 11 of Spain’s leading innovators to the Sustainable Food Forum (19th to 20 th) to showcase the problems and solutions they are working on to progress Spain’s sustainability methods.
They will be presenting the innovations which will make a difference in food ingredients, formulation and processing among others in a two-day tailored information programme.
This forum serves as a platform to exhibit the dynamic food innovation landscape in Spain to the British ecosystem, allowing diverse presentation formats, such as interviews, debates, and roundtable discussions, encouraging active participation from various stakeholders within our ecosystem, including startups, corporations, funds, and technological centers, take place.
Food Matters Live has published several articles on the progress that Spain is making in terms of sustainability.
“A Spanish recipe for a Sustainable Future”, stands out as Spanish producers, manufacturers, retailers and start-ups are at the vanguard of food-related technology in pursuit of its sustainable development goals, and it’s gone from Spain Food Nation to Spain FoodTech Nation in the process.
Furthermore, it has introduced its latest publication, The Sustainable Food Digest. This paper delves into the multifaceted sustainability challenges confronting the food industry. It also spotlights on the individuals, organizations, and cutting-edge technologies driving a profound green revolution. Noteworthy within these contents is an entire section dedicated to the profound influence Spain (page 47) wields in the sphere of food innovation, serving as both a powerful exemplar and an inspiring force.
Spain holds a significant position within the global agricultural market. It proudly claims the title of the leading exporter of olive oil, contributing a substantial 60% to the EU's production and 45% to the worldwide supply. Additionally, Spain secures the third spot on a global scale for its fruit, vegetable, and wine production. Notably, its exports reached 14.7 million tonnes in 2021. This achievement nearly rivals the historical peak established in 2019, with a valuation surpassing €17.6 million.
While the global food and beverage industry confronts an array of sustainable challenges, Spain is actively addressing them. The Spanish culinary and beverage sector has evolved into a technologically sophisticated agrifood powerhouse. For centuries, the world has enjoyed the benefits of Spain's recipes, techniques, and food products. Yet, today, there lies an exciting opportunity to delve into the sustainable advancements unfolding each day.
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