Setting the table: a story of food policy innovation

We all have the power to change systems. And it takes brave people to take the lead, take action and transform our food systems. This is the Nordic Food Policy Lab’s essential guide to creating policy playgrounds and pushing the climate agenda. Everyday across the world, food policy experiments take place. Big and small, these … Continue reading Setting the table: a story of food policy innovation

Cookbook for Systems Change

Want to create recipes for transformation? On 26 January, we launched the Cookbook for systems change: Nordic innovation strategies for sustainable food by Nordic Food Policy Lab of the Nordic Council of Ministers, Stockholm Resilience Centre and EAT. The Cookbook lays out an inclusive Nordic approach to implementing research and innovation-oriented missions. The Cookbook for systems change highlights … Continue reading Cookbook for Systems Change

Speaking at the Change the World 2020 Conference

How do we navigate the future of food? Rather than speaking about one specific technology or idea, I want to show that we have so many different potential entry points and solutions to choose from. Change the World is the How To Academy's flagship conference that brings together the inspirational individuals and organisations forging a … Continue reading Speaking at the Change the World 2020 Conference

Ugly vegetables need love too

Food waste is a major environmental challenge. If food waste were a country, it would be the third largest emitter of greenhouse gasses in the world. And to make matters worse, we throw away more than 3 million tonnes of food in the Nordics alone. In this episode of Nordic Talks, we take a closer look at how imperfect produce … Continue reading Ugly vegetables need love too

Vulnerability and resilience in Nordic food systems

While the COVID-19 pandemic exposes the vulnerabilities of food systems, it also provides an opportunity to build even greater resilience. Over the past couple of months, I have been collaborating with Amanda Wood and My Sellberg to develop this think piece for the Nordic Food Policy Lab of the Nordic Council of Ministers. We investigate … Continue reading Vulnerability and resilience in Nordic food systems

A collaborative framework for food systems transformaiton

The Collaborative Framework for Food Systems Transformation report explains how governments and stakeholders, at national or local levels, can apply a food systems approach to policymaking and implementation. The publication suggests practical and easy-to-follow actions for performing analyses of food systems, expanding or reorienting existing activities, integrating policy interventions, and building effective food systems governance. … Continue reading A collaborative framework for food systems transformaiton

In the Guardian today!

New Nordic Food is one of the best examples of Nordic cooperation in action. Check out my interview in this Guardian long read! The first major sign of political interest in supporting Nordic food culture and identity came after a group of 12 chefs signed the New Nordic Kitchen Manifesto in 2004. Support for bottom-up … Continue reading In the Guardian today!

The Future of Green Public Procurement

How can we shift the habits, production, metrics and governance of our food systems towards sustainability? On 10 October, a group of experts within the food value chain came together to explore these questions during a side event on 'Systemic change in our food systems' at the C40 World Mayors Summit. Green public procurement of food provides … Continue reading The Future of Green Public Procurement

The Power of Sustainable Gastronomy

I just got back from the EAT Stockholm Food Forum! What a great four days. It was fantastic to participate in lots of interesting conversations and side-events. In a highly collaborative effort, I have been contributing to the development of a number of documents that describe sustainable gastronomy initiatives around the world. All of this … Continue reading The Power of Sustainable Gastronomy

Gearing up for the EAT Stockholm Food Forum 2019

Will you be attending the EAT Stockholm Food Forum?I've got my train ticket in hand and I'm gearing up to go! The Nordic Food Policy Lab will be taking part in two different events at the Forum this year. Learn more about them below: Unlocking the Alternative Protein Market11 June // 2:00 pm - 5:00 … Continue reading Gearing up for the EAT Stockholm Food Forum 2019