Food of tomorrow: How do we ensure zero hunger and a healthy diet for all?

 
EYE2020

Hunger, malnutrition and lack of access to quality food still leading causes of death worldwide. Yet we produce enough food to feed 10 billion people. Reasons for this can be found in food loss and waste, lack of fair distribution and the overabundance of processed foods. Not only is our food production not able to feed the people on our planet, but the production system itself has an enormous negative environmental impact.

 

How can we remind people of the stocking, transporting and packaging cost of eating a tomato in January?

How do we make sure that a sustainable food production and distribution system would not be only for the richest?

 

Baby girl picking fruit
Image courtesy of Juan Vega

 

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Axel
  12 October 2019

A whole food plant based diet is the healthiest diet!

Anssi Eboreime
  04 September 2019

What we need are the following, an EU encompassing law against food waste. This is to say that stores which would normally throw away food past it's sell-by date are now forced to donate said food to designated resale places or designated food distributors, or must set up some sort of distribution system themselves. This way poorer people may AT THEIR OWN RISK get access to these free (or very cheap) products. The second issue is to increase the usage of GMO foods. We must allow for more companies to enter the GMO market by cutting red tape and lowering the barrier in such a way that smaller companies may join the fray instead of only the giants like Monsanto and Bayer can be there. This way we create more competition, more variance in products and thus better and cheaper products with higher yields.

Nerea Marín
  02 August 2019

How important is it our diet? What if a country’s productivity depends on the amount of fruit and vegetables their citizens consume?

Niamh
  02 August 2019

Perhaps a plant-based diet is the best way to reduce our negative impact on the environment? Food that is animal-deriven is more costly, uses more water and often needs more land. Can we convince more people to reduce their meat and dairy intake, with initiatives like #MeatFreeMondays?

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