Orkídea and the University of Iceland are holding a conference on innovation and opportunities in food production on September 8 at Hotel Selfoss. Matís employees Rósa Jónsdóttir and Kolbrún Sveinsdóttir will give a presentation on the production of new proteins for food and feed.
It is imperative to increase food production in the world significantly in the coming decades due to the ever-growing world population. This poses great challenges, as a large part of the world's usable vegetation is already used for agricultural production. Many usable fish stocks have reached their endurance limit and there is a growing shortage of energy and water for food production. These challenges also contain great opportunities for Iceland, which the intention is to shed light on at this event, which is a joint project of Orkídea, the Icelandic University of Agriculture, the Ministry of University, Industry and Innovation, the University of Bifröst, Íslandstofa, Lax-inn Education Center, Matís, the Agricultural Advisory Center, Association of small food producers and Ölfus Cluster.
Entry is free, but registration is required below:
The conference program can be found here:
Moderator: Vigdís Häsler, executive director Farmers' Association of Iceland