14 International School of Milan (ISM) students from Grades 11 and 12 had the privilege of participating in the Seeds and Chips International Conference that took place on the 8th and 11th of May 2017. They shared the platform with world-famous personalities, such as Barack Obama. They were amongst the ‘teenovators’, teenagers, millennials and representatives of Generation Z, called to give voice to their ideas about the future of food in the ever-developing global economy. Some of their ideas were as follows:“It is important for teenagers like myself to take part in conferences regarding sustainability and the evolving role of food both in our lives and society, because we’ll be the ones in charge of taking action in the near future,” said Margherita Mayr (Grade 12).
As part of the Generation Z, I believe that it is our objective of the future to maintain the policy of innovation and eco-sustainability regarding food,” said Matilde Gusmaroli (Grade 12).
The students showed a profound awareness of their role at the conference, as Charlotte Cuonzo (Grade 11) said, “we’re all here to put together ideas and make a global change”. On the 9th of May four of those students were given a further opportunity to implement that change. A selected group of 30 students from all over Lombardy, took part in a Hackathon to design new policies for the future of food.
For more information about the Seeds and Chips International Conference, click here.