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Biodiversity, Food Sovereignty and Sustainability

02.07.19 | 14h . 21h30 | Firjan House

Food is revolutionary.


The loss of biodiversity, the increase in childhood obesity and the intensive production of animal protein put Brazil in the middle of a necessary, urgent and fact-based global discussion. We live in a moment of immense challenges and infinite possibilities - food in the center of the greatest pandemics and a powerful instrument to bring the most revolutionary solutions.

2 publications

3 panels

17 speakers


From Global to National: a Brazilian planetary diet?

From big issues to local solutions

Food as a Revolutionary Social Experience


Starting with the national launch of the report "Food, Planet, Health", of the EAT-Lancet commission, we challenge the greatest national experts, chefs, university, social movements to open the thought on the question:

What are the challenges, opportunities and possibilities for a Planetary Diet, which respects the limits of the planet and promotes human health in Brazil?


From Global to National: a Brazilian planetary diet?


Healthy and sustainable diets -

an opportunity and national challenge

Independent LAUNCH

Portuguese version of the EAT-Lancet commission's "Food, Planet, Health" report


From big issues to local solutions


Food as a Revolutionary Social Experience

AQUARIO Casa Firjan

Food as a Revolutionary

Social Experience


Local solutions for changing paradigms

for a Planetary Diet



This is not (just) a Cookbook - IT IS A WAY TO CHANGE THE WORLD

repolho Vegetal


From Global to National: a Brazilian planetary diet?

2:00 pm to 4:15 pm

Opening / welcome

José Graziano | General Director - FAO

Mónica Guerra Rocha | Executive Director - Comida do Amanhã

Iuri Campos   | Casa Firjan

Âncora 1

Food, Planet, Health.

Independent release of the Portuguese version of the EAT-Lancet

commission report.

2:30 pm. 14h45

Healthy diets and sustainable production are now side by side, based on science. The EAT-Lancet committee report brings to the fore deeper debates about food systems. If the challenges are great, in the case of Brazil, which has one of the greatest biodiversities in the world, together with a high rate of inequality and a high increase in food-related diseases, the report and its results make it urgent to look and act for a change political, social and epistemological on how food is being addressed in recent decades.


We will launch the Portuguese version of the report, and discuss the reality of healthy diets and sustainable food systems in the Brazilian context.

The launch will be carried out together with a representative of the EAT-Lancet commission (to be defined).

Healthy and sustainable diets:

a national opportunity

and a challenge

14:45. 16h15


Juliana TângariInstituto Comida do Amanhã. Former President of the Municipal Council for Food and Nutrition Security of Rio de Janeiro

Sustainable fishing in Brazil

Guilherme Dutra • Conservation International Brazil

The owners of power

Maureen Santos • Heinrich Boll Foundation, Brazil

Loss of Biodiversity in Brazil

Mariela Uzêda • EMBRAPA

Sustainable Agriculture in Brazil: Agroecology and Food Sovereignty

Beto Palmeira • MPA (Small Farmers Movement)


Food Guide for the Brazilian Population and the Planetary Diet

Patricia Jaime •. School of Public Health / University of São Paulo (USP) •


Redefining the role of the chef in a world of unionism.

Francine Xavier • Comida do Amanhã e Cambucá


From Big Questions

to Local Solutions

16h45 .18h30

Âncora 2

what is being transformed? 

conversation wheel


Mónica Guerra Rocha Instituto Comida do Amanhã.

Courage, resistance and food culture: Taste activism and the Taste of activism in union times.

Tainá Marajoara • Iacitata

Healthy, Sustainable and Empowering Food in peripheral urban areas.

Mariana Aleixo • Tide of Flavors


There is no waste in food • Comprehensive use of food.

Regina Tchelly • Organic Favela

Healthy and Sustainable Diets in Brazilian Schools: How far are we?

Alessandra Pereira • School of Nutrition / Federal University of the State of Rio de Janeiro (UNIRIO)


Urban Agriculture, agroecology and agroforestry: biodiversity is possible.

Tomás Delleuse • CARPE projects


The role of consumer networks in advocating for local and sustainable food systems.

Miriam Langenbach • Ecological Network

closing remarks

Rafael Zavala | National Director - FAO - BR

Mónica Guerra Rocha | Executive Director - Food of Tomorrow

This is not (only) a cookbook.

Publication launch

4:45 pm. 17h00

If food is revolutionary, change exists in the kitchen. This is not (just) a cookbook proposes to bring 12 articles from national experts to the kitchen on the national context of food systems and diets, while bringing 34 recipes from different territories to specialized reading, bringing communities together urban, indigenous, caiçaras and quilombolas communities, with chefs such as Bela Gil, Bel Coelho, Teresa Corção, Roberta Ciasca, Francine Xavier, Gabriela Kapim, Ronaldo Canha, Ciça Roxo (among others).


A book that is not (only) about recipes, but a provocation and a reflection on how to understand a Planetary Diet that is attentive to the local context, traditions, health and the planet, starting from a Brazilian perspective, its challenges and practices.

Organization and Idealization:



Âncora 3


19h00 . 9:30 pm

What we eat changes the world.

In addition to directly impacting the planet, food plays a crucial role in

culture of each person and can be a revolutionary social experience.


What can be transformed?

What is happening that we are not seeing yet?

How is each of us a protagonist in this revolutionary experience?

What is the role of the private sector in this movement?

What do we have to learn by talking to the South?

An intersectoral, disruptive, collaborative debate.

Moderator: Iuri Campos . Special Projects at Casa Firjan

Food, childhood and reconnection

Gabriela Kapim - nutritionist and presenter

How can we look at our relationship with the planet through food

Mónica Guerra - Instituto Comida do Amanhã 

A look at the southern hemisphere: How to build dialogues using food as a tool for empowerment

Eduardo Shimahara - Sustainability Institute / Cape Town. South Africa 

How the South Zone is transforming the market into a gastronomic experience.

Pietrângelo Leta - Vice President Supermercados Zona Sul




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Food as a Revolutionary Social Experience

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"The day is coming when a single carrot, recently observed, will start a revolution."

Paul Cezanne.

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