Global sales of sustainable food products have exceeded USD 60 billion, however what is the future direction of eco-labels in a food industry that is increasingly looking at the triple bottom line? Are eco-labels going far enough in meeting consumer needs for sustainable food and drink products? How can sustainable ingredients contribute to the ecological/social footprint of such products? What are the sustainability best-practices in the food industry? The next edition of the Sustainable Foods Summit aims to address such issues in a high-level forum.
The next summit will take place in the international city of Amsterdam June 7-8, 2012. Central themes of this sixth edition are sustainable commodities and food authentication. With growing incidents of food fraud, the summit discusses new technologies and analytical tools to authenticate sustainable foods. Methods of de-commoditising ingredients / foods by sustainable development are also explored. Other topics cover novel distribution models, mobile technology, social impacts, sustainability metrics and marketing best-practices.
The Sustainable Foods Summit is a series of international summits that focuses on the leading issues the food industry faces concerning sustainability and eco-labels, such as Organic, Fair trade, Rainforest Alliance, etc.