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Wednesday, May 18 • 5:45pm - 6:30pm
From Seed to Mouth: how open source and decentralization can transform our food system

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Our food system today is controlled by a handful of companies, that influence a lot regulations through lobbying in order to protect their financial interests. The power has shifted over the past decades from the producers to the food corporations, who control the whole food chain, from seeds to retail, leaving the farmers under pressure, and resulting in countless negative externalities: greenhouse gases, nutrients decrease, soil and water pollution, health consequences, dead marine zones, antibiotics resistance, farmers suicides. Patents on life filed by those corporations are not only a threat for global food sovereignty, but also, an important cause of destruction of the biodiversity of our planet. How can decentralized, open source and collaborative initiatives in farming practices, equipments and distribution transform our food system for the better? That's the question we are going to debate in this session.

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Anne-Sophie Novel

Journalist, Place to B
Phd in economics, I work as a journalist and blogger (http://www.demoinsenmieux.com) specialized in sustainable living, social innovation and collaborative economy. I founded a collective blog in ecology in 2007 (www.ecoloinfo.com) and now work for various medias (Le Monde, L'Express... Read More →

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Myriam Bouré

Co-founder, Open Food France
I got two passions in life: good food, colourful, tasteful, diverse, which repects life. And new forms or organizations that give back their creative power to the people. In particular, collaborative economies tremendously support people empowerment and enable them to reinvent a way... Read More →
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Marc-David Choukroun

CEO, La Ruche Qui Dit Oui
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Maxime de Rostolan

Directeur, Fermes d'Avenir
Fermes d'Avenir - Pour un nouveau contrat sociétal autour de l'agroécologie
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Nancy Zamierowski

Founder, Yellow Seed
Nancy is a social entrepreneur who is passionate about designing multi-stakeholder collaborations and trust systems that can be safe, sustainable and integrative. She is a co-founder of two non-profit impact driven enterprises; Yellow-Seed facilitates connection between farmers at... Read More →

Wednesday May 18, 2016 5:45pm - 6:30pm CEST