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    [SYMPOSIUM 2021] DAY 1 - opening PRESENTATION

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    Hello. I’m Planet Earth. | Tommaso Di Bartolo | ProteinX Symposium 2021 | Opening | Day 1

    The importance of what Planet Earth is telling us. 


    Tommaso Di Bartolo, President at ProteinX Foundation, UC Berkeley Faculty, an entrepreneur with two exits, author, and startup investor, shares his vision over the clear signs Planet Earth is giving us with increasing concerns over climate change and its severe consequences in light of the need of feeding more than 10 billion people by 2050, while ending hunger and tackling unhealthy eating habits.


    We'll have to rethink and change the global food system.

    Furthermore, it will require collaborative large-scale initiatives across all stakeholders within the entire value chain to appropriately address major concerns such as climate change, resource scarcity, food security, health, nutrition and animal cruelty.

    This presentation opened the first day of the ProteinX Symposium 2021, an experience-led digital event promoted by the proteinX Foundation, that united students, scientists, chefs and visionary entrepreneurs from around the world to discuss scientifically meaningful, potentially transformative, innovation and education projects for the future of food, focusing on next-gen proteins, and their potential contribution to improve life on our planet.

    ProteinX Symposium 2021: Scientists discuss the future of food, health, nutrition and sustainability in the food system in light of novel non-animal alternative proteins.


    Day 1 of the ProteinX Symposium 2021
    united some of the most compelling brains in the next-gen food space for science-oriented discussions, keynotes, the global first InnoChef Cooking Show, a fascinating fireside chat on how food will become the medicine of the future, startup presentations, to expand upon the evidence of novel non-animal proteins as a sustainable solution to major global concerns.



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    MIKE
     
    PRESIDENT AT PROTEINX FOUNDATION, SERIAL ENTREPRENEUR W/ 2 EXITS, AUTHOR, ADVISOR, FACULTY, INVESTOR.
     
    http:///tommasodibartolo.com 
    Tommaso Di Bartolo
     
     

     


    Host

    Design sem nome (1)
     
    Market Intelligence Team and Partnerships at ProteinX Foundation
     
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    ANA OLIVEIRA
     
     

     

    Key points:

    • The clear signs Planet Earth is giving us with increasing concerns over climate change and its severe consequences
    • The global food system is unsustainable and we need more science literacy than ever. It will require collaborative large-scale initiatives across all stakeholders within the entire value chain to drive transformative and lasting science-oriented solutions
    • The ProteinX Foundation is the link between academia and industry, by bridging theoretical learnings into industry requirements, and to expand academic know-how with entrepreneurial skill sets

     

     

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    Read the transcription of Tommaso’s presentation:


    Let me introduce myself. My name is planet Earth. Yes, you’ve heard it correctly. I’m Planet Earth. And I have the privilege today of kicking-off the ProteinX Symposium 2021 and expressing to like-minded people how I feel. And hopefully, getting heard from as many as possible with the intent to reach minds and souls that collectively are moved to take action that avoids for me to burn and die.

    What I care about you to know is that I'm massively challenged to feed 10 billion people by 2050. In fact by 2050. You guys, the world's population will likely increase by more than 35%, expressing to like-minded people how I feel. And hopefully getting heard from as many as possible with the intent to reach minds and souls that collectively are moved to take action that avoids for me to burn and die.

    What I care about you to know is that I'm massively challenged to feed 10 billion people by 2050. In fact by 2050 You guys, the world's population will likely increase by more than 35%, and to feed that population crop production will need to double. Why production would have so far outpaced population growth as the developing world grows, prosperous enough to eat more meat.

    But this equation does not work out, as the way humankind has been running the food system. Unfortunately, “Mother Earth” can no longer sustain greenhouse gases trapped in heat, causing the average surface temperature of the Earth. Yes, my skin heats up the more gases there are, the more the temperature rises, and once greenhouse gases are in the atmosphere 20% stayed there for up to 10,000 years, a very long time. And by now humankind has reached a point of emitting 51 billion greenhouse gases per year, of which 20% comes from how we grow things, agriculture, and deforestation.




    The only way out: The goal is to get down to net zero greenhouse gas emissions to avoid sliding more into an environmental disaster.

    What humankind can do is produce non-animal food derivatives such as plant-based proteins, biomass and precision fermentation cultivated meat and other new ingredients. These are fundamental ways to supplement protein in our diet with reduced resources and energy intensity or land plant area.

    There is a clear need to ensure that we feed the growing population in a sustainable way while also ensuring food security for all plant based proteins is not just a smart option, but a necessity for me, Mother Earth, to turn things around. Well, and ultimately, for you, humankind species, who survive.

    And this is a pleasure to introduce myself today. My name is Tommaso. It is a pleasure to represent here the ProteinX Foundation, together with our team and ask all of us, how do we get to net zero greenhouse gas emission actually in fact consumers with only shift habits, who are selecting plant based products. If no thinking is required when in front of the shelf.

    Is it plant-based, non-animal protein is a sustainable as long as consumer have limited product choices, and retail treats non animal derivatives as trends, it'll be challenging to mass, educate, responsible buying behavior towards products that play into a circular economy, and to get rapidly to a larger sustainable product offering the ecosystem us all together need to supercharge food and bio scientists in academia to help promote transforming researches into viable product solution, while bridging theoretical learnings into industry requirements, and to expand academic know-how with entrepreneurial skill sets.



    And ladies and gentlemen, that's where the ProteinX Foundation comes into play. Our mission is to foster scientifically meaningful potentially transformative innovation and education projects and plant based proteins, new ingredients and sustainable packaging and we do in partnerships with academy institutes worldwide, so that we can provide food and bio graduates, and researchers, the resources to learn how to apply entrepreneurial skills to theories and accelerate therefore, the path to market for more solutions. And we go the extra mile. We gather the relevant players and enable collaborative missions between scientists, corporate executives, investors and entrepreneurs and thought leaders, urban planners, students farmers CEOs, government officials, chefs, etc.




    Now the beauty of it is that at the ProteinX Foundation we provide academia with access to market intelligence initiatives, such as our documentary that you can see online, podcasts you can listen to and find online as well, or the symposium, where faculty and students get free access to partners with skills, who provide guidance, access and funding to help move the needle from theory to market, in things like entrepreneurial programs, mentorship, access to industry, and channel partners. And obviously, grants, and access to capital, to get the resources and innovation funded and last but not least ProteinX provides scientists curated access to our corporate network to industry opportunities such as writing master thesis projects, internships, volunteer works and jobs.




    And yes, ProteinX Foundation stands as the bridge between academia and the industry. And with that, I would like to welcome and thank all the attendees, all the speakers and announce the next three days, titles, and agenda before I hand over to our host and moderator on day one expects you evidence for the viability of alternative proteins as a solution. On day two tomorrow at the same time, same place, 08:30 am to noon (PT) food structuring process and plant-based, and fermentation. And on day three the route of structuring processes in cell-based protein development.

    Thank you!

    About this welcome opening:

    Date: 06/08/2021

    Speaker: Tommaso Di Bartolo

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    ProteinX Foundation is a nonprofit institution based in Silicon Valley, CA. Its mission is to provide students and scientists around the world with resources to develop solutions that will reduce carbon footprint, improve health, and nutrition.

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