Summits and Workshops
The Riddet Institute Summit 2018 Balancing People, Planet and Prosperity: New Zealand’s role as a World future food producer was held on 6th December 2018, at the Museum of New Zealand, Te Papa, Wellington, New Zealand.
The 2018 Riddet Institute International Summit brought together recognised local and global thought-leaders to spark the conversation on the future of global food production. The Summit was a timely exploration of New Zealand’s place in this new future while balancing people, planet and prosperity.
With the world’s population predicted to increase to 8.5 billion over the next 20 years, the challenge is on for food producing nations like New Zealand. Yet arguably, primary industry food production has never been under greater threat owing to perceptions of the social and environmental costs of animal-based agriculture and the rise of synthetic or ‘clean meat’ and plant-based proteins. New Zealand is producing enough food and beverages annually for over five times our population but global food systems are being challenged to nutritiously and sustainably feed everyone.