To ensure access to safe, healthy, nutritious and affordable food that can nourish our communities as well as our planet, we need a shift towards more plant-based, resilient and localized food systems.
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Currently 70% of all deaths in Europe can be ascribed to non-communicable diseases that are affected by what and how much we eat
In a business-as-usual scenario with increasing greenhouse gas emissions global average temperature is projected to increase by 4 degrees in 2100
GDP per capita in urban regions is 24% higher than the EU average and GDP per capita in rural regions is 30% lower than the EU average
Research shows that healthy food is primarily plant-based food
Plant-based food has significantly lower greenhouse gas emissions
Localized foods systems may increase resilience and strengthen urban/rural cohesion
The FoodSHIFT 2030 framework focuses on increasing the technological and societal readiness levels of food system innovations in nine selected city-regions across Europe. It focuses on identifying, maturing and scaling-up citizen-led innovations in the local communities that respond to social and environmental challenges, using sustainable design and circular economy principles to help scale and grow initiatives to become economically viable and socially valuable.
FoodSHIFT 2030 empowers citizens to influence how food is produced, distributed, consumed and recycled
In order to make real change that we can all believe in, we need to join forces to transform the food system. FoodSHIFT 2030 brings together a strong multi-actor consortium composed of local governments, SMEs, NGOs, universities, research institutes and network partners.