Insect and Hydroponic Farming in Africa : The New Circular Food Economy

We did it! Congrats to my fellow co-authors for producing this World Bank book on the new circular food economy. This book presents a heavily disruptive, inclusive, and resilient solution to Africa’s wide-ranging food security challenges. Specifically, it assesses the benefits and costs of using the frontier agriculture technologies to create a circular food economy … Continue reading Insect and Hydroponic Farming in Africa : The New Circular Food Economy

Is your idea transformative enough to win 1 million USD?

This is so exciting that I wanted to share the news with you! I am doing some work as a Consultant Researcher for the Curt Bergfors Food Planet Prize. I'm on the prowl for transformative innovations that have the potential to disrupt and transform the food system. Do you know of an organization or company … Continue reading Is your idea transformative enough to win 1 million USD?

Find out what you missed at the Future of Food Hackathon

24-hours of food innovation. 100 participants from Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Iceland, Finland, Netherlands, Croatia, Ukraine, Azerbaijan, and Saudi Arabia. New ideas for more sustainable food industry solutions. This is what the Future of Food Hackathon was all about. https://vimeo.com/395724699 My keynote speech was entitled "The delicate art of repairing an airplane whilst … Continue reading Find out what you missed at the Future of Food Hackathon

Future Trends of Food in the Nordic-Baltic Region

Today we kicked off Future Trends of Food in the Nordic-Baltic Region, an exciting new project with the ambitious goal of changing current food production, dietary preferences and consumption habits in the region to a healthier, smarter and digitally trained system. Such a system requires using the full potential of AI-enabled solutions where the prerequisite … Continue reading Future Trends of Food in the Nordic-Baltic Region

AI, Data Sharing and Food Technology – Tools for a Sustainable Planet

Our SIRI Commission food-tech report is now out! Since the beginning of 2019, I have been a part of the SIRI Commission's working group on food and technology. As a group, we have been discussing some of the most relevant technologies that can help us to achieve a climate-friendly and healthy food system. While the … Continue reading AI, Data Sharing and Food Technology – Tools for a Sustainable Planet

What’s the social impact of a fly?

“Most people put profit at the centre, but I think that we need to put the why – why are we doing this? – at the centre.” – Co-founder and CEO of AgriProtein, Jason Drew In December 2017, I travelled to South Africa to conduct a preliminary study on the social impact of Agriprotein and … Continue reading What’s the social impact of a fly?

Paving the way for a diverse food future

Nordic gastronomy has come a long way since the signing of the New Nordic Food Manifesto in 2004. But while the diversity of the varieties of kale found in the supermarket has increased, diversity in the food service sector is largely unaddressed. Luckily, this weak spot is not going unnoticed. I spent two days in … Continue reading Paving the way for a diverse food future

Sowing the seeds of food disruption

I was asked to write a piece about the future of sustainable food consumption for Sustainable Growth the Nordic Way, a web magazine by the Nordic Council of Ministers. I decided to look at the topic from the point of view of entrepreneurship and innovation in the Nordic Food sector. There has never been a … Continue reading Sowing the seeds of food disruption

Not grim enough?

Over the course of January, I was a part of a test round for a new produce delivery service called GRIM. In Copenhagen, we've seen a rise in the companies offering household food box deliveries. GRIM, however, is different because the content of the box is comprised only of organic fruits and vegetables that are … Continue reading Not grim enough?

Would you wear a pineapple?

According to the World Resource Institute, approximately 20 pieces of clothing per person are manufactured a year. This means that there are an astounding 152 billion* articles of clothing manufactured annually (!).  After making that rough calculation, I had to stop and think. Can it really be true? Well, go have a look in your … Continue reading Would you wear a pineapple?