Movements for consumer driven and multi-sector approaches
Smart Food and Millets highlighted at the Asia Pacific Eat Forum in Indonesia
Eat Foundation believes that providing the growing global population a healthy and nutritious diet within safe environmental limits is one of the greatest challenges facing humanity. Their approach is to address this through an integrated approach that addresses food, health and sustainability. One of their initiatives with the World Business Council of Sustainable Development is FReSH – Food Reform for Sustainability and Health which aims to accelerate consumer-centered transformational change in global food systems from farm to fork. Smart Food is one such initiative that is on the ground in making the change.
The recent Eat Foundation Asia Pacific Forum brought multi-sectors together to continue this dialogue. Dr Gunhild Stordalen, Founder and President of EAT Foundation highlighted solutions needing to be science-backed and, “policy makers to have the supporting policies, private sector to enact, chefs to make the right food irresistible and civil society to increase our awareness.” Prince Charles in a video presentation noted that, “This is a highly inconvenient truth that we have been living beyond our means.”
Smart Food was highlighted in a session on Connecting the Dots for more sustainable land use.