The contemporary world is surviving through tough and harsh times. The environment is on the verge of destruction due to constant vandalism and havoc. The individuals residing have left the poor environment in ruins due to the reckless use of natural resources. This, in turn, has affected not only the environment but the individuals themselves too.
One common venture shattered gravely due to the rough usage of resources is the food sector. This essential yet unheeded industry is deteriorating extensively and, as a result, seeding colossal damage to the environment. There is a dire need to achieve a sustainable food network to avert the horrors of environmental decay.
A failed food system is a severe threat to planetary health. It stimulates climate changes, alterations in the biosphere, and many other far-reaching repercussions that can wreck the community.
A constructive way out is to acquire an ‘eco-systematic approach.’ The ecosystem approach is a conceptual framework for resolving ecosystem issues. This concept refers to the idea of protecting the environment by the productive use of scientific reasoning. An eco-systematic approach helps preserve the Earth and the people from potential harm or other planetary damage.
This strategic idea governs the ecosystem dynamics and brings up environmental policy-making ideas to reshape and revive the environment back into its original form. This helps achieve a sustainable food network that aids in the prevention of the planet’s wellbeing.
Based in Italy, Future Food Institute is a non-profit organization working substantially to make an exponential positive change to sustainably improve life on Earth through education and innovation in the global food systems. The top-notch brand is a distinctive platform that is pulling off a productive change in the global food system through an entrepreneurial way. It is not only a center for excellent food intelligence and innovation but also a platform to create and train changemakers, climate shapers, and future food leaders. Combined with their Living Lab, they are accelerating transformational innovations that are revolutionizing the food ecosystem exceptionally.
Founded by the passionate Italian entrepreneur Sara Roversi, Future Food Institute is making waves in the realm of Food and the environment. The founder says,
“Food is life, energy, and nourishment. It is the vehicle of values, culture, symbols, and identity; Food is sociality. Eating is an essential activity for human beings, but it requires consciousness and awareness. This is the reason why we’ve created Future Food, an ecosystem composed of a philanthropic soul that wants to develop new models and culture by strengthening research projects, promoting training programs, spreading knowledge, and an entrepreneurial spirit that, based on acquired knowledge, feeds innovative projects capable of generating concrete impact on the health of humans and the planet.
The great challenge of our era is to protect our planet by healthily feeding humans and taking care of the ecosystem that is hosting us. Humanity will adapt to the significant changes we are experiencing only by putting humans back in the center.”
Future Food Institute has mapped six areas through prodigious strategic thinking and analysis to achieve an eco-systematic approach, thereby helping maintain a sustainable food system necessary to preserve the environment. Their prime areas of attention encircle research, prototyping, and foresight focus;
- ENVIRONMENT – Innovating food manufacturing that is environmentally friendly and prevents harm to the climate, land, water, and wildlife.
- PRODUCTION – giving rise to novel technologies, including industrial transformation. This would help to achieve food products which are healthy and fit for consumption. The main focus encompasses constructive co-designing, and prototyping the role of “food” and its lifecycle in modern society.
- ACCESS – Finding the best solutions against malnutrition and creating new tools to guarantee food safety.
- NOURISHMENT – Experimenting with healthy and nutritious food while preserving our culture, improving the food experience, and strengthening biodiversity. This will aid in the maintenance of individual health and the fitness of the community.
- EATING LIFESTYLE – Introducing new spaces and models of consumption. A healthful lifestyle will lead to the emergence of a healthy and sustainable ecosystem.
- AWARENESS – Raising colossal awareness through innovative measures. The constructive use of Artificial Intelligence and gaining insights from data helps in developing new food learning platforms. This in turn will give rise to the progress and development of a literate and educated society.