Debating about food
Did you know that it takes 4,000 litres of water to produce a simple steak? And 3,000 litres for a kilogram of rice? Of course you also know that apples are flown in from the other side of the world. In short, a large part of our daily food is possibly not as sustainable as it seems. That’s why we’re joining the debate and, with a lot of other people, asking, ‘What is the food of the future?’
The name of the project actually says it all. ‘Wanted: Food for the Future’ is all about sustainable foods with a low environmental impact. Its aim is to kick-start the debate by getting scientists, business people, governments, citizen-consumers and social organisations around the table. Not just to eat, but also to discuss and exchange information. The central question? How can we continue to feed the growing world population sustainably?
Today’s young people are important. As they’ll be the ones filling their trolleys in our shops in 10 years’ time. For example, on February 16th 2017, together with Vredeseilanden (Rikolto), KU Leuven (the Catholic University of Leuven) and the province of Flemish Brabant, we organised a workshop for children. Approximately 70 fifth and sixth year pupils got together to think about sustainable food and the food of the future. That too is, literally, food for our food debate.Read more
With this initiative, we contribute to the following Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations.