Public Evening (in German): What will we be putting on our tables in 2050?

Wednesday, 15. October 2014 | 20:00 Uhr



What will we be putting on our tables in 2050?

What will we be putting on our tables in 2050?
„Will it be a high-tech burger from the food laboratory, or genetically modified vegetables, or homegrown vegetables and meat only on Sundays?“, asked facilitator Gabriela Amgarten the four prominent panelists at the Academia Engelberg Foundation’s public evening event with approximately 240 interested parties attending. „One thing is certain: by the year 2050, demand for food will increase. What the supply will look like at that time is uncertain. There are many scenarios – some of them are new high-tech foods or a total specialization whereby for example Brazil will be producing beef for the whole world. Or, an eco-revolution will take place,“ explained Bernd Wilke, Top Topic Manager Food Security at Swiss Re, who provided the foundation for the subsequent debate.

A fictional lunch on Saturday, October 15, 2050 revealed the variety of future Swiss food supply. Find out what Christian Hofer, Assistant Director of the Federal Office for Agriculture, Prof. Patricia Holm of the University of Basel, Andreas Graber of Urban Farmers, and futurologist Georges T. Roost will serve up by watching the video of the public evening event.

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Gabriela Amgarten

Alex Höchli, Gemeinderat Engelberg & Bernd Wilke, Swiss Re

Christian Hofer, Bundesamt für Landwirtschaft
Patricia Holm, Universität Basel
Georges Roos, Zukunftsforscher
Andreas Graber, Urban Farm

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