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The Risk Talk series organised by the Swiss Re Centre for Global Dialogue brings together international experts and practitioners to discuss current and future economic, political and societal risks and opportunities. At more than one billion, the number of hungry people in the world remains unacceptably high. And as the world population is estimated to exceed 9 billion by 2050, global food production must increase by 70% in order to meet this challenge.
Dialogue on Thursday, 15th December, organized by Biovision and the Swiss Agency for Development with the Millennium Institute, the More and Better Network, and IFOAM, the international umbrella organization of ecological agriculture.
The range of products on offer in any given supermarket is vast. Agricultural products are often available year round, regardless of the season. Products are imported from all over the world. In addition to this is the flood of labels, of which it is hardly possible to have an overview, advertising sustainable, environmentally responsible and socially just products. In the sustainable supermarket CLEVER, visitors learn hands-on how they can behave responsibly towards nature, environment and their fellow man during their daily shop.
With the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD), a major international summit is coming up in 2012. Food and agriculture is of high relevance for its themes. In this context Biovision is organizing two international dialogues in Rome and Addis Ababa on 20th and 21st of October 2011.