(MILAN)

Collaborating to create sustainable ecosystems across all industries is now standard practice. And the food and drink sector is one where stakeholders are joining forces to find sustainable solutions to cope with the pressures of a growing global population.

This week the world’s leading food innovation summit, Seed&Chips, announced it is partnering with the EAT Foundation to pioneer new initiatives to cope with the huge challenges of rapidly changing demographics. EAT is an international body that draws together key decision-makers from science, business, politics and civil society to drive research and develop actionable food strategies.

Dr Gunhild Stordalen, Founder and President of EAT, said: “We are thrilled to have Seeds&Chips joining our growing network of influential partners. To solve the food-related challenges, spanning from malnutrition and diet-related diseases to climate change and loss of biodiversity, more evidence and new policies will not be enough. We need concrete solutions that benefit both people and planet. Given EAT and Seeds&Chips’ joint vision, shared values and complementary approaches, we believe we can achieve great things by aligning forces and co-creating events.”

Seed&Chips takes place next month in Milan, May 8-11, at Fiera Milano, Rho.

Marco Gualtieri, Founder and Chairman at Seeds&Chips, added: “We are proud to become strategic partners with the EAT Foundation. Seeds&Chips is dedicated to showcasing outstanding talent and cutting-edge solutions from around the world and the partnership with EAT follows our strategy of working closely together with companies, organisations and institutions who believe and support innovation in the food industry. We are excited to have both former U.S. President Barack Obama and Gunhild A. Stordalen as our key speakers at this year’s summit.”