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2024 Events

  • Future of Food Forum

2022 Events

  • World Food Day Event Monday, October 17, 2022, 1:30-4:30 pm, Reitz Union, Rm 2355.
  • State of hunger and food insecurity: Global to local challenges and solutions will be held in recognition of World Food Day and to inform UF students and faculty about the current reality of hunger both locally and around the world, as well as efforts to eradicate hunger. Hunger will be examined at the international and state level as well as at the local and campus level, and we will hear from several GFSI faculty about their work in this area.

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Events

  • 2023 Future of Food Forum

    2023 Future of Food Forum

    Transforming Food Systems with Artificial Intelligence

    • Date: Monday March 20, 2013 
    • Location: Grand Ballroom, Reitz Union, UF, Gainesville, FL 

    OVERVIEW

    The Future of Food Forum was an exciting one-day gathering, on March 20, 2023, presented by the Global Food Systems Institute at the University of Florida. The Forum brought together great thinkers—academics, students, business leaders, farmers, growers, and policymakers—researching and implementing innovative ways to integrate artificial intelligence (AI) to transform food systems.

    We explored the power of AI to transform the agricultural and food industries locally to globally. Participants gained current ideas and perspectives from some of today’s thought leaders on how AI can be implemented into improving food systems.

    THE PROGRAM

    Our speakers and panelists discussed how alternative intelligence can be applied to agriculture to solve some of the most pressing issues of our time, with panels answering questions such as:

    • How can AI assist us in creating crisis-proof food systems?
    • How can AI assist us in creating climate-friendly food systems?
    • How can AI assist us in preserving biological diversity?
    • How can AI assist us to improve collaboration for sustainable global food systems?
    • Present the UF|IFAS International Awards for excellence in research, teaching, and outreach. 
  • 2022 Future of Food Forum

    2022 Future of Food Forum

    Reducing the Carbon Footprint of Food Systems presented by the Food Systems Institute at the University of Florida

    This Forum brought together great thinkers, academics, students, business leaders, farmers, growers, and policymakers who are researching and implementing innovative ways to reduce the carbon footprint of food systems. Participants and attendees learned new ideas and perspectives from some of today’s thought leaders on how to approach the carbon dioxide dilemma.

    Keynote speaker Eric Fyrwald, Chief Executive Officer of Syngenta Group, shared innovations on how to reach carbon neutral agriculture from the perspective of one of the largest global agriculture companies. 

    Details including the program, recording and posters are available at: Proceedings of the Future of Food Forum 2022

    Future of Food Forum: Reducing the Carbon Footprint of Food Systems - YouTube

     

  • 2020 Future of Food Forum

    2020 Future of Food Forum

    Future of Food Forum Agenda and Program

    The Future of Food Forum, sponsored by the UF|IFAS Institute for Sustainable Food Systems, was an intensive and exciting one-day event at the University of Florida. It brought together leading experts, entrepreneurs, researchers, and innovators to look at the future of food with an eye toward 2050.

    The keynote speaker, Dr. Louise Fresco, President of Wageningen University in the Netherlands, focused on responsible agriculture and food consumption as crucial to world stability.

    In addition, there were four high impact sessions:

    • The Innovators – inventors and entrepreneurs who are shaping the future of food.
    • Food from the Land – panelists discussing new technologies: what will be useful, who will use them, where will they be most useful, and what the impacts will be.
    • Food from the Sea – analysts presenting the state of current seafood systems; predictions for future trends in aquaculture and fisheries.
    • Food and Human Well-Being – One Health perspectives were presented on health and food including antimicrobial resistance, foodborne disease, and nutrition.

    This event was insightful for producers to consumers; from researchers to innovators; and from business leaders to policymakers. At the forum some of the world’s changemakers gave their perspective on the future of food systems and how to address innovation and challenges of the future of food.