The eighth North American edition of the Sustainable Foods Summit was hosted in San Francisco on 30-31 January. Focal themes of this edition were health impacts, sustainable ingredients, and organic & eco-labels. For the first time, the executive summit discussed the future of health & organic foods in a high-level forum. View the summit pics here
Organic & sustainable products now comprise about 5 percent of food sales in North America, however there are questions about the future outlook. Will the ‘mainstreaming’ of the organic food market continue? What disruption is being created by Amazon and other new entrants? What positive health benefits are given by sustainable foods? Such questions are addressed at the Sustainable Foods Summit. More details
Organized by Ecovia Intelligence (formerly Organic Monitor), the Sustainable Foods Summit is an international series of summits that focuses on the leading issues the food industry faces concerning sustainability and eco-labels, such as Organic, Fair Trade, Rainforest Alliance, etc. Other 2018 editions will be hosted in Europe (7-8 June, Amsterdam), Asia (4-5 Sep, Singapore), and Latin America (29-30 Nov, São Paulo).
The next North American edition will take place in San Francisco on 16-18th January 2019.