The Future of Food

The Vision

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 →

The Project

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.

Shift

Consumers respond positively to promotion-based framing of problems - thus, countering misconceptions and providing alternatives helps them shift from an unsustainable consumption pattern to a sustainable one.

Improve

Producers (farmers, agribusinesses, and the like) can improve upon their production processes to make them more sustainable and less emissions-intensive, through technology as well as nature-based solutions.

Avoid

Policy change can create regulations countering unsustainable consumption and production processes, thus taking up a prevention-based approach in order to avoid GHG emissions as well as labour exploitation.

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.

The Consideration

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. 

The Plan of Action

How we can achieve this vision of the future

About The Artist

Paras Singh

Paras Singh

Works in climate policy and sustainable development, to bridge the science-policy gap. Passionate about climate change education and communication. Interested in the worlds of art, music, and documentary filmmaking, and if they’re climate-related, even better!

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