CEMAS Meetings: now available on our YouTube channel!
For CEMAS, 2022 has been a year of great encounters and new connections. After many months of work, we were very excited to finally realize what we had been working on with so much enthusiasm: a series of events that bring the general public closer to the importance of managing food in a sustainable and fair way. In each of them we have focused on the challenges facing our food systems, analyzing their needs and possible solutions, questioning, reflecting and debating on our relationship with food with the help of leading experts, to whom we are deeply grateful for their participation.
Have you not been able to attend these meetings? We invite you to immerse yourself in each of them through our YouTube channel.
Against food loss and waste
Why is our relationship with food “throwaway”? How does this translate into numbers? What valuable initiatives are fighting against food waste today? These are some of the questions we addressed in the conference entitled “Actions against food loss and waste” and you can watch it here.
In the meeting we had very special participations, such as Alejandro Ramón, Councillor for Agriculture, Sustainable Food and Orchard of the City of Valencia; Celsa Monrós, Director General of Climate Change of the GVA; Carmen Serrano Balazote, technical advisor of the Directorate General of Food Industry of the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food; and Rosa Rolle, the highest authority in FAO on Food Waste.
The human value of what feeds us
At the conference “The ethical and moral importance of re-educating ourselves towards fair, sustainable, healthy and inclusive food systems” we had the honor of bringing together thinkers, philosophers and high-level experts to reflect together on the challenges and realities we face at the food level and how food can help us build a fairer common space for all.
In this meeting we have the special participation of philosopher Adela Cortina; Luigi Ferrajoli, former judge of the Supreme Court of Italy; and Marcela Villarreal, director of the Alliances and Partnerships Division of FAO, among others. On the other hand, Jean Beau, philosopher and baker, will captivate you with an exciting story of overcoming and union about what bread meant in his life story. Click here to watch it.
Your diet, an ally against obesity
In mid-November was held at CEMAS the IV Food Day of the Official College of Pharmacists of Valencia in collaboration with the City Council of Valencia. The aim of the meeting was to address obesity through healthy and sustainable food.
The event moderated by Vicente Bull, member of the MICOF, has had the wonderful intervention of the renowned dietician-nutritionist Julio Basulto, who has highlighted the contribution of healthy and sustainable food to fight against the scourge of obesity. Jaime Giner, president of MICOF, highlighted the role of the pharmacist as a healthcare professional. Don’t miss it! Click here to watch it.
Heritage and sustainability in the Mediterranean
Our next meeting was “Food Systems, Heritage and Sustainability in the Mediterranean” in the framework of the International Fisheries Day, which is celebrated every November 21st around the world.
We were captivated to hear the participation of representatives of the administration, such as Isaura Navarro, Minister of Agriculture, Rural Development, Climate Emergency and Ecological Transition; the contribution of researchers such as Lluis Miret, expert from the Polytechnic University of Valencia; representatives of fishing communities, such as Amparo Aleixandre, secretary of the Community of Fishermen of El Palmar; and the contribution of FAO members, such as Amparo Pérez Roda, Fishery Officer, whom we had the pleasure of interviewing.
Together we analyze why the measures implemented so far in the fisheries sector are not effective, the problem of the lack of generational replacement in the sector and the importance of improving the perception of marine culture to promote progress. Do not miss it! Click here to watch it.
The urban and rural world: a necessary balance
The last meeting we have held, this time at our headquarters, was the conference “Rural development and food systems”, with the special participation of Maite Chàfer, Director General of Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) and Elena Cebrián, Regional Secretary for Territorial Cohesion and Policies against Depopulation.
Do you want to know in depth the challenge faced by people in rural areas? Would you like to know what are the contributions of family farming and the role of public policies in this area? In addition, you will learn about the most significant research projects on this topic and the most innovative case studies. Do not miss it! Click here to watch it.