Date and time

22 & 23 February 2023


Online & in person (Trieste & Udine, Italy)


Science and sustainable food. How scientific instruments can help food and biodiversity issues for the planet and its inhabitant health.

This two-day workshop focused on the multiple challenges agriculture is facing: producing more, consuming less and improving the food nutritional characteristics. Solutions to such challenges must be sustainable and supported by scientific and technological progress.

International experts from various disciplines discussed the challenges of sustainability in the food sector in three main areas: science, health, and society.

The first part of the workshop took place in Trieste at ICTP on 22 and 23 February. It had a global focus and was divided into three sessions held in English. The second part was held in Udine on 23 February and it was in Italian.

The event is organized by the Trieste Laboratory on Quantitative Sustainability (TLQS), a project promoted by FIT (Trieste International Foundation for the Progress and Freedom of Sciences) and OGS (Italian National Institute of Oceanography and Applied Geophysics). It is a research laboratory on 7 sustainable development clusters (i.e. blue economy, nutrition, data science, energy, etc.), whose aim is to transfer and promote knowledge and to share research results to increase awareness on sustainability issues.

Among the event’s speakers our co-chair Andrea Illy, who is also chair of TLQS advisory board.