Round Table

Friday, 17. October 2014 | 12:00 Uhr


Speakers and young scientists

Speakers and young scientists

Subsequent to Friday morning’s presentations, a discussion with the speakers and the two young scientists, Aline Schär and Fatima Farzana, followed. The discussion provided the opportunity to once again take up various approaches developed at the Academia Engelberg Foundation’s 13th Dialogue on Science. For example, Fatima Farzana pointed out that very little food is discarded in Pakistan, where she grew up. „But when I look at, for example, a city like Singapore I see that people often lack the time to cook. That is why they often resort to junk food, which in turn leads to more waste,“ she added. When asked what Farzana expects of the older generation, she stated that we need to redevelop an awareness of food and learn to appreciate it. „What if a liter of milk would suddenly cost seven francs, starting tomorrow?”

Aline Schär wished for the world to be ready to be passed on to the next generation by 2050. She hopes to be able to say at that time that she did everything to protect the world. You can watch the entire discussion on video.

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