Students discussed Baltic region environmental issues at international conference in Poland
From 15 to 19 April, an annual Baltic University Spring Students' Conference was held in Rogov (Poland). More than 60 participants from 36 European and Russian universities met to discuss the state of the food industry, environment and agriculture in the Baltic region.
"Feeding the planet without destroying it: can the food production be stable?" has become the topic of the conference this year. The issue of presentations and discussion dealt with the organic farming, relationship between food, climate and landscape, prospects of the food industry development in various regions of the planet.
"I was interested in the Baltic conference topic and so I applied. Such events give a great opportunity to practice English, meet interesting people and study the questions that will help in further education," Polina says.
"The food is the topic that is close to all, so I found the The role of the consumer and food consumption lecture very interesting. Participants made lists of everything they ate during the three days. We discussed the food trends: what is consumed, how often and why. In particular, we talked about the demand influencing factors, about the mechanisms that lead the buyer to choose a particular product and about the relationship between the food consumption and the emissions of harmful substances," Polina Soboleva describes her impressions.