LebensMittelPunkt (LMP) Torhaus
The LMP Torhaus is one of more than 12 LMP initiatives in Berlin; the FoodSHIFT 2030 Berlin Lab is collaborating with all of them. Founded in 2020, LebensMittelPunkt Torhaus is a Food Hub located in the 55m² gatekeeper’s house at the former Tempelhof Airport. The building is shared with the THF radio and wider Torhaus community; it is currently being renovated to include a kitchen, radio studio and
collective space. The area is small, but it provides a multimedia vision for collaboration, in the pursuit of a communal city. LMP Torhaus aims to unite the diversity of south central Berlin using the instrument of sustainable food.
The Torhaus is now addressing organisational challenges including financial strategy development, legal obstacles regarding the use of the hub kitchen, and the utilization of limited space (maturing). In the near future, LMP Torhaus aims to grow as an example by which diversity and inclusivity can be achieved through food and community in a modern city.
Info about the Innovators and the Innovation portraits Catalogue
FoodSHIFT 2030 aims to launch an ambitious citizen-driven transition of the European food system towards a low carbon circular future, including a shift to less meat and more plant based diets. This transition is necessary in order to address the pressing challenges for food and nutrition security, contribute to the EU commitment of reducing GHG emissions by at least 40% by 2030, and revitalize urban-rural linkages and partnerships.
To do so, it establishes FoodSHIFT Accelerator Labs for maturing, combining, upscaling and multiplying existing food system innovations across nine front-runner city-regions. In turn these innovations contribute to the FoodSHIFT vision.
An Innovation Catalogue called “Innovation Portraits” was created to snapshot each of the Food Innovations connected with each of the FoodSHIFT Accelerator Labs (FALs) across the 9 city regions.
Info about the Innovation Portraits Catalogue
The Innovation Catalogue will snapshot each of the Food Innovations connected with each of the FoodSHIFT Accelerator Labs (FALs) across the 9 city regions. Each FAL has a dedicated innovation focus and each chapter will present innovation cases from a particular FAL. For each of the innovations presented, a snapshot of the innovation concept and purpose will be given, alongside the key impacts the innovation has in relation to the FoodSHIFT Impact Pathways and the acceleration ambitions of the innovation.
In addition, each innovation portrait is also categorized according to its Innovation Dimension. These dimensions indicate what kind of innovation is being presented, and where in the value chain it plays a role. This is indicated by these tabs. The dimensions are defined as follows:
Product – Innovations in this category address new or updated products, including quality, safety and market impact.
Process – These innovations are relevant to new technologies for processing, logistical improvements, infrastructure and new/improved services.
Social – Innovations in this category are relevant to changes in behaviour (e.g. consumers/citizens), development of new relationships and inclusiveness.
Governance – The innovations address policy developments, including food planning, subsidies, taxing, certificates & labelling.
Learn more about all the Innovation portraits: https://foodshift2030.eu/meet-the-people-changing-your-food-system/