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?
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
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
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
Last week, I attended and spoke at the 1st African Conference on Edible Insects in Harare, Zimbabwe. During one of the tea breaks, I got chatting with an enthusiastic female farmer: "So, how did you learn about black soldier fly farming?" I asked. "I'm a 'Google' farmer," she procalimed with a toothy grin. Despite never … Continue reading The Rise of the ‘Google’ Farmer
I'm just getting back from tech2D, GIZ's Sustainable Technology for Development Forum, in Frankfurt. The Forum was full of inspiring talks, demos, performances, meaningful networking and exchanges with other interdisciplinary protagonists involved in making a positive change towards sustainable development worldwide. Congrats GIZ for such a great job on the organization! Below is the script … Continue reading Designing Desirable Futures through Human-centered Food Systems