WWF South Africa’s Living Planet Conference: Nourish the nation

On 25 July, WWF South Africa will host the Living Planet Conference 2019 at which Food Lab Director, Dr Scott Drimie, and Food Lab Chair, Tatjana von Bormann, will both be speaking. This year’s conference will focus on the South African food system and will explore ways to reconnect us to our food in a system that is doing more harm than good.

As South Africans move to cities, and our income increases, so diets change. We eat more meat and dairy, waste more and over-rely on packaged and processed food. On the other hand, South Africa needs to produce 50% more food by 2050. We won’t be able to address our three big challenges of undernutrition, over-nutrition and the environmental degradation and climate impact from food production and consumption without a transformative change in our food system. This is the focus of the 2019 Living Planet Conference in Pretoria on 25 July.

Join WWF at the table to debate, discover and taste the possibilities of a regenerative food system producing nourishing food for all.

LPC 2019 is a collaboration of chefs, farmers, civil society, scientists, government and business, who will together explore holistic, long-term solutions to the three big food challenges. For more information, or to sign up to attend the event, visit www.wwf.org.za/lpc.