Read about the debates. All debates will be in Danish.


10.00 – 10.45: Is regenerative agriculture the future of farming?

Presented by the Association for Reduced Tillage in Denmark (FRDK)

More and more food producers are pointing to regenerative agriculture as their path to climate-neutral production. This can be seen in major international companies such as Nestlé, Unilever, Cargill and our own Carlsberg.

But there is still a lack of clarity about what regenerative agriculture actually is. There is no official definition, but most definitions point to the fact that it is about taking care of our earth, which is under pressure.

In this debate, we're trying to come up with ideas on what regenerative agriculture looks like. What does it look like in practice, and why is it that this particular form of cultivation can fulfil our requirements for future food production?

Debate participants:

- Knud Tybirk, Senior Innovation Manager, Food & Bio Cluster Denmark

- Dan Kristian Kristensen, sustainability consultant and project manager for Foodclic, Aarhus Municipality

- Knud Bay Smidt, regenerative farmer and board member of FRDK

- Marie Junker Boesen, regenerative vegetable producer, Høsteriet


Moderator: Anne Kjærsgaard Krogh, journalist and coordinator, FRDK

Grobeat Stude Foulumdal

11.00 - 11.45: The Role of Beef on the Plate of the Future ‎‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎

Presented by the Innovation Center for Organic Farming

There is currently an intense debate about the impact of cattle on biodiversity, climate, and the environment. It is becoming increasingly important to be able to discern whether the beef we choose as consumers and in professional contexts comes from cattle that have performed well on more than one sustainability parameter. Therefore, we are debating what better beef actually means and who is responsible for ensuring this throughout the entire value chain. Additionally, we will explore how we can utilize more of or improve the use of the entire animal, getting more out of it since we have taken the trouble to produce it. The debate is organized by the Innovation Center for Organic Farming in collaboration with the Organic RDD project, GrOB.


  • Margrethe Therkildsen, Associate Professor at Aarhus University, FOOD,
  • Rune Sørensen, Chef at Restaurant Hærværk,
  • Ole Andresen, Organic Cattle Producer at Hobugt Oksen,
  • Marie-Louise Boisen Lendal, Director of Tænketanken Frej,
  • Bent Rasmussen, Biologist at the Innovation Center for Organic Farming.

Moderator: Iben Alber Christiansen, Innovationscenter for Økologisk Landbrug.


12.00 - 12.45: Why does plant-based food still occupy so little space on our plates?‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎

Presented by SEGES Innovation

Over the past few years, a plant-based diet has gradually gained ground in the daily lives of Danes, with several food companies expanding their product ranges. However, plant-based food is still to achieve a major "popular breakthrough." With participation from experts in the agricultural sector, cafeteria services, and retail, the panelists will discuss how to break down barriers for a greener menu in Danish kitchens.


  • Martin Brandt, Director of Operations, Food & Co, Compass Group
  • Rikke Ramm Eberlein, Senior Consultant, CSR, Lidl
  • Eva Bräuner Sørensen, Special Consultant, SEGES Innovation

Moderator: Malene Grouleff, Communications Advisor, SEGES Innovation


13.00 - 13.45: Let's put numbers on it - why quantifying sustainability is so important

Presented by Danish Technological Institute

Sustainability is a broad and sometimes vague concept, making it opaque and challenging to determine what truly constitutes a sustainable choice. Can sustainability be discussed in an absolute sense?

Despite the existence of various calculation tools, they have inherent limitations, and rarely is there a clear-cut result.

So, what should one believe? Is an assumption-laden calculation genuinely indicative? And what happens when calculations contradict each other?

One thing is certain: with new national and European initiatives, calculations, especially on climate impact, are here to stay. Join the debate with the Technical Institute on quantifying sustainability, ensuring accurate calculations, understanding limitations, and overcoming them in the future.



  • Peter Wejse, Head of department, Centre for Climate & Sustainability, Innovation, SEGES Innovation
  • Julie Schack Petersen, Co-Founder and Chief Commercial officer, Nature Preserve
  • Niels Kristian Sørensen, CEO & founder, NIKRIS ApS, Producer of WoW! plant-based

Moderator: Asger Munch Smidt-Jensen, konsulent, Teknologisk Institut