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International Forum on Food and Nutrition

28 September 2018,  Barnard College - Columbia University, New York City (USA)

The global food system faces unprecedented challenges. Today, in the world 815 million people are starving while 2.1 billion people are obese or overweight, 1/3 of the global food production is wasted along the food chain, from field to table and a large portion of crop and food production is funneled into animal feed and biofuels despite widespread hunger.

How food systems and nutrition patterns will affect and/or contribute to the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)? How do we ensure healthy diets while protecting the planet and ensuring peace and prosperity of all?

Bringing together different stakeholders, from Governments to civil society organizations, research, science and the private sector, the BCFN Forum will held a series of interactive panels throughout the day to support the sharing of experiences and good practices, from a global to a local perspective.

The event will be organized aside of the 73rd Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA73) and it will be co-hosted by The Barilla Center for Food and Nutrition (BCFN Foundation), in joint collaboration with the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network (UN SDSN).

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