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Denmark hosts international food summit in April

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Among the main topics are: 'Food waste', 'Healthy and sustainable foods', and 'Antibiotic resistance'.

Posted on Mar 11 ,10:28

Denmark hosts international food summit in April

In the days 15-16 April, Denmark will host, for the fifth time, the food summit "Better food for more people" but this edition is going to be held virtually. 500 participants from all over the world are expected to log on to the opening meeting, representing political leaders, top officials, researchers and interest groups from the industry. The summit has four key themes: 'Food waste', 'Healthy and sustainable foods', 'Deforestation' and 'Antibiotic resistance', according to a press release from the Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Fisheries.
"The world faces a number of massive challenges when we have to produce enough healthy and safe food for a population that is constantly growing in the coming years. And which at the same time makes justified and stricter demands on both the food they eat and the way the food is produced, stored and transported," says Minister of Food, Agriculture and Fisheries, Rasmus Prehn.
Based on the challenges, he has chosen to invite key players from the world community to professional presentations and open-minded discussions about the solutions that can help ensure the globe's sustainable food production in the coming years. Rasmus Prehn will take the conclusions from the two-day summit to the UN Food Summit in the autumn. Denmark announced in 2019 the plan to open an international center against antibiotic resistance in Copenhagen. The center has got the working name ICARS - International Center of Antimicrobial Resistance Solutions - and it is precisely solutions for antibiotic resistance that will be the main task. In 2018, one million persons have developed resistance to antibiotic treatment and 10,000 people have died. On a global level, WHO estimates that this figure will increase to 10 million people annually by 2050, thereby killing more people of antibiotic resistance than of cancer.

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