The 3 E's to guide the future of food
The food of the future is dependent on the future of food, and vice versa. Climate change – one of the biggest concerns worldwide – affects and is affected by food. Food is connected to practically every sector we know – agriculture, transportation, design, finance, waste management – and a lot of what we produce and consume depends on our social, economic, ecological and psychological tendencies and behaviors. With food production being responsible for nearly a quarter of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions, we need various actors to target sustainable consumption and production of food via the approach of →
Change from all sectors
An ideal scenario would be where the circularity of the products and by-products of the food consumption and production process is of utmost importance – and this requires behavioural changes on the part of consumers and producers, as well as policy change.
These solutions, of course, can be modified to fit the availability, accessibility, and affordability of sustainable alternatives – there are no hard and fast rules.n process is of utmost importance – and this requires behavioural changes on the part of consumers and producers, as well as policy change.
How biomimicry was considered
There is a multitude of ways that food systems change advocates can and should consider biomimicry in their shifts. One project in our roadmap considers biomimicry-inspired materials to help encourage waste reduction in grocery shopping. Learn more about the ZacPack’s Biomimicry inspiration here.
The Biomimicry Institute also hosted a Food Systems Game Changers Global Design Challenge that produced tons of excellent nature-based shifts for us to consider.