Wanted: Food for the Future

So what’s on the menu in 2050? Even the most leading edge restaurants aren’t asking that yet. But we are. Because by 2050, the world population will need about 50% more food than it does today. By then, there’ll be over 9 billion people on the planet.

That’s why we started an ambitious project with the province of Flemish Brabant, Vredeseilanden (Rikolto), KU Leuven (the Catholic University of Leuven) and UCLL (University Colleges Leuven-Limburg), “Wanted: Food for the Future”. Together with young people, experts, farmers, etc., we’re looking for sustainable ways to feed the world population. Food for the Future wants to start the debate about food. By getting scientists, business people, governments, citizen-consumers and social organisations around the table.

And it doesn’t stop at debating. Together, we set up 3 sustainable food chains in the South. What do they have in common? Their products are delicious and nutritious, they have a low environmental impact and, at the same time, offer new opportunities to the farmers who grow them. So what will definitely be on your plate in 2050? Quinoa, legumes and seaweed.

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With this initiative, we contribute to the following Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations.

Zero hunger Responsible consumption & production Climate action Partnerships for the goals