A global food policy initiative, Tasting India Symposium brings together the various links in the food chain such as from farmers and food processors to hotels and restaurants, chefs and consumers.
For the first time in the country, one platform will bring together experts from around the world to discuss ways to actualise the United Nations Sustainability Goals using the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India's (FSSAI) Eat Right Movement and the Nordic Solutions Menu as the implementation template and inspiration to make the 2030 deadline set by the world body a reality.
The third season of the Tasting India Symposium, a global food advocacy initiative, will launch this year on December 13 with a food policy workshop conducted by the Nordic Food Policy Lab at the FSSAI headquarters in New Delhi.
The initiative specifically focuses on innovative, close-to-the-consumer policies that have a potential to shift food demand patterns, steering the food system in a more sustainable direction in line with Agenda 2030.
With the national food regulator, the Lab will share the innovative policies adopted by Nordic countries to encourage consumers to choose safe food and a healthy diet. The FSSAI will use this opportunity to showcase its Eat Right Movement and what it can teach the world.
In sync with the Symposium's overarching concern for sustainable agriculture, safe food and healthy diets, a major highlight of its 2018 programme will be the Eat Right Food Innovation Awards.
The original objective of the Tasting India Symposium was to position India as a gastronomic tourism destination to attract a new generation of international travellers who are looking for life experiences more than dipping into the cultural heritage of the countries they visit. Its main aim is to bring all the links of the food chain together and get the diverse stakeholders speaking in a unified voice for the greater good of humanity.
With the third season, the Symposium is a step closer to its stated ambition of becoming a global platform committed to finding solutions to the enduring twin problems of hunger and planet-unfriendly agricultural practices.