The Deep Space Food Movement

Day: Friday 29 October
Time: 09:40 -10:40 GST
Location: Sheikh Rashid Hall F, Dubai World Trade Centre

More than 2.37 billion people are without food or unable to eat a healthy balanced diet on a regular basis. World hunger on Earth, exacerbated by COVID-19, is at an all time high even as we look to a bright future for deep space exploration.

Join us for an illuminating fireside chat with leaders across government, space, food technology, and longevity spheres on the critical need for innovative food technologies to sustain people on Earth and in space. This forum topic will discuss the historical impact of human exploration for advancing food tech and the movement of our times for food innovation to solve world hunger now as we rise to meet the needs of future space explorers.


Florina LINCO

Communications Director, Methuselah Foundation, Product & Program Manager at Robotics & Digital Solutions at Johnson & Johnson

United States


Deep Space Food Challenge Program Director, NASA Centennial’s Allied Organization, Co-founder of Methuselah Foundation

United States


Anilkumar DAVE

Space Strategy Lead, Astreas, Partner, Open Innovation and Space Economy, Infinite Area - Senior Advisor

United States

Bernard FOING

Executive Director, International Lunar Exploration Working Group (ILEWG), EuroMoonMars, Chair IAF ITACCUS Committee


Benjamin GREAVES

Plant Growth Engineer, Starlab Oasis

United States


Founder, VegetableMineral, Co-Founder, Makers Finders, Founding Craft Editor, Martha Stewart Living

United States


Global Communications and Advocacy Director, UN International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)



Celebrity Chef and Television Personality

United States