Between Hunger and Abundance – What will we be eating in the future?

Follow the event live on June 22nd 2017 at 9 am! Live-Stream available from 9 am to 6 pm.


Seven billion people currently live on Earth, and the distribution of resources could not be more unequal. While some allow themselves to throw away food, others must survive with very little. While some suffer from malnutrition, others struggle with obesity. No matter where one looks, balance is nowhere to be found. Yet, it takes balance to live a truly healthy life – in rich and poor nations alike. With nine billion mouths to feed by 2050, this balance is even more essential: Agriculture and livestock farmers need to increase their yield by 60 percent and simultaneously preserve the diversity of species, protect water, soil and forest resources for generations to come. How can this possibly be accomplished?

Discuss with us and 500 decision makers from politics, industry, diplomacy, NGOs as well as science and academia the most burning issues of global food production and distribution at the Tagesspiegel World Food Convention in Berlin on 22 June 2017:

Will agriculture become more ecological or more efficient? Will it define its markets globally or locally? How will it deal with new breeding methods and technologies? Where must the state intervene? Must we give up meat? From where will the feed of the farm animals come? Will we need to raise the price of food in the first world to increase its value?

Join us on 22 June 2017 at the BOLLE Säle, Alt-Moabit 98, 10559 Berlin.

The conference will be held in English. Simultaneous interpretation into German will be provided.

Participation is open for all, but places are limited. 

Speakers include: 

Christian Schmidt, MdB
Federal Minister of Food and Agriculture

Dr Gerd Müller
Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development

Arthur Potts Dawson
Green Chef & Advocate, UN World Food Programme

Liam Condon
Member of the Board of Management, Bayer AG

Christoph Minhoff
General Director, Federation of German Food and Drink Industries

Valentin Thurn  
Documentary Filmmaker, Author & Journalist

Prof Dr Dr Andreas Hensel
President, German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment

Dr Helmut Schramm
President of Industrieverband Agrar e. V. (IVA) & CEO of Bayer CropScience Germany GmbH

Dr Thorsten Göbel
Head of Executive Staff Policy, Dialogue, and Theology, Bread for the World

Dr Maria Andrade
Senior Sweetpotato Breeder for SSA & Asia, International Potato Center, Mozambique

Prof Dr Hannelore Daniel
Chair of Nutrition Physiology, School of Life Sciences Weihenstephan, Technical University of Munich

Erez Galonska
CEO, Infarm, Indoor Urban Farming GmbH

Gerd Funk  
CEO, Print2Taste GmbH

Mai Goth Olesen 
Founder, Mealsaver App

Prof Dr Mark Post
Prof. of Vascular Physiology, Fac. Health, Medicine & Life Sciences, Maastricht University

Dr Volker Riehl
Development Policy Officer, MISEREOR

Prof Dr Friedhelm Taube
Head of Inst. Crop Science & Plant Breeding, Christian-Albrechts-University Kiel

Bernhard Krüsken
Secretary General, Deutscher Bauernverband e.V. (DBV), Berlin

Maria Heubuch
MdEP, Bündnis 90 / Die Grünen

Ralf-Thomas Reichrath
CEO, Tönnies Lebensmittel GmbH & Co. KG

Martin Short
CEO, Power of Nutrition

Stephanie Wunder
Senior Fellow, Coordinator Land Use Policy & Food Systems, Ecologic Institute

Prof Dr med Andreas Michalsen 
Chief Physician Naturopathy, Immanuel Krankenhaus Berlin

Dr Anika Reinbott
Advisor Affordable Nutritious Foods for Women ANF4W, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

Dr Christine Chemnitz
Advisor on Agricultural Policy, Heinrich Böll Foundation