Producing more, consuming less and improving the nutritional characteristics of foods represent the challenges of agriculture today. This was discussed on 23 February in Udine, during an event open to the public dedicated to 'Science and Sustainable Food'. The initiative was organized as part of the Trieste Laboratory on Quantitative Sustainability (TLQS), a project of the National Institute of Oceanography and Experimental Geophysics (OGS) and the Trieste International Foundation (FIT) thanks to the collaboration with the University of Udine and the Friuli Venezia Giulia Region, in partnership with the Business and professional women federation (BPW Italy – FIDAPA).
Among the speakers was IAP Coordinator, Peter McGrath, who spoke on 'Food and nutrition security and environmental sustainability: an international perspective', based largely on the IAP 'Food and Nutrition Security and Agriculture (FNSA) project..
Original title: 'Scienza e alimentazione sostenibile. Come gli strumenti scientifici possono aiutare ad affrontare le problematiche rivolte al cibo e alla biodiversità per la salute del pianeta e dei suoi abitanti.'
23 February 2023, Auditorium della Biblioteca scientifica e tecnologica, Universita degli Studi di Udine, Italy
Opening greetings (17.00-17.30)
Roberto Pinton, Rector of the University of Udine (remotely), Regional councilor
Paola Del Negro, General Director of Istituto Nazionale di Oceanografia e di Geografia Sperimentale (OGS)
Stefano Fantoni, President of Fondazione Internazionale Trieste (FIT)
Michele Morgante, Scientific coordinator of the workshop
Moderator: Beatrice Mautino, Scientific journalist
17.30 Matteo Lorito, 'Scientific innovation for sustainability' (remotely)
17.50 Massimiliano Giansanti, 'People, agriculture, environment, food: research at the service of innovation and sustainability' (remotely)
18.10 Danilo Porro, 'Agro biodiversity and natural biodiversity'
18.30 Giovanni Carrosio, 'From the trilemma to the food-water-energy nexus'
18.50 Peter McGrath, 'Food and nutrition security and environmental sustainability: an international perspective' (remotely)
19.10 Michele Morgante, Conclusion