Thursday, April 16 at 15:00

Group 3.1: Food and nutrition

No food, no survival – this point is clear to everyone. But what about its realization? Everyday thousands of people are starving to death while other countries produce a surplus which finally ends up as trash. Clean drinking water is a luxury in many parts of the world, too, while elsewhere there is an enormous waste of water, mainly in the industrialized countries of the world. So the question is: Can we ensure fundamental nutrition for all humans? And if so, how can we do it? Besides that vital discourse, other issues should be discussed like the impact of global food companies (e.g. McDonalds) on regional habits or the value of food for people in general. Also questions dealing with biodiversity, monopolisation of seeds and the effect of genetic engineering on food worldwide could be on the agenda of this group.

The introductory lecture will be held by Dr. Hans Rudolf Herren