ICABR on Site With its own Session – The Global Food Summit 2022

Global Food Summit 2022 - Ambassadors for Bioeconomy

Foodtropolis: Urban. Circular. Food.

ICABR will have its own Breakout Session at the Global Food Summit 2022!

The focus lies on the motto: The economical value of food bioeconomy.
Armed conflicts, pandemics, and climate crises challenge sustainable development. The recent experience has shown that modern biotechnology has a lot to offer addressing some of the challenges such as the gene editing for the production of more efficient and sustainable crops, animals, energy and medicines. In this session international experts will discuss the economics of bioeconomy innovation in response to crises.

ICABR Speakers:

Climate, war and Covid – Can Bioeconomy Help to Cope With Crises?

The war in Ukraine is affecting food security not only in Europe, but worldwide, and is driving up prices accordingly. Also, fertilizers for agriculture are also becoming scarce and expensive. Global logistics chains continue to be disrupted by covid lockdowns, such as in Shanghai or Beijing, or have not yet returned to pre-covid levels in their interconnectedness. At the same time, India and Pakistan are currently experiencing an unprecedented heat wave that could cause a loss of around 500 kilograms of wheat per hectare, according to initial estimates.

Is a “perfect storm” approaching here? And can bioeconomic production methods in agriculture or food production help to make our food supply more secure and at the same time more climate-friendly in the future?

Participant Overview:

This time we are honored to welcome Brazil and Israel as a partner country at the Global Food Summit on June 8, 2022 in Munich and that His Excellency the Ambassador of Brazil to Germany, Mr. Roberto Jaguaribe, will present “Bioeconomy made in Brazil” in Munich.


See a more detailed speaker list on globalfoodsummit.com.

How About Visiting the Global Food Summit?

June 8, 2022
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Der Alten Kongresshalle
Am Bavariapark 14
80339 München

You can find a complete and more detailed event program on globalfoodsummit.com.

You can buy Tickets on eventbrite.com.

The Global Food Summit will also stream live from the avenue. Be sure to not miss out from where ever you are!

You can find the registration page on globalfoodsummit.live.

Wally Huffman passed away

We are saddened by the death of Wally Huffman. He was an important part of the ICABR family since its beginning. His papers and presentations contributed to our understanding of the impact of agricultural technology on farmers and consumers and how consumer attitudes towards technology are formed. His questions and comments improved our discussions and research. He helped in the planning of our conferences. He will be missed. Our condolences go out to his family.

David Zilberman awarded Wolf Prize in Agriculture, 2019

Dr. David Zilberman, professor of agricultural and resource economics at the University of California – Berkeley, was awarded the 2019 Wolf Prize in Agriculture.

The Wolf Prize is an annual international award since 1970s, recognizing six categories: agriculture, chemistry, mathematics, medicine, physics, and the arts. Dr. Zilberman is one of 329 elite to be honored across the world as a Wolf Award recipients.

David is one of the founders of the ICABR conference, with Vittorio Santaniello and Robert Evenson. David has a passion for agricultural development and innovation as it applies to biotechnology and the bioeconomy. He has been a staunch supporter of technology advancement in developed and developing countries.

The Board of Directors of the International Consortium on Applied Bioeconmy Research would like to extend a heartfelt congratulations to David for being awarded such a distinguished prize. His contributions to research and teaching make him a very deserving recipient.

Dr. David Zilbermann’s personal blog and response to his Award. >>> Click Here

To learn more about Dr. Zilbermand and his work, check out the February 2019 featured article on Globes – No genetic engineering means people die.