As we move towards more circular systems, it will be essential to increase focus on points of inefficiency. We need to identify these areas and explore innovative solutions to reduce or altogether remove them. We are combining learning and innovation to get a view of the future, through the eyes of prominent visionaries and experts.
[Mediterranean Foodscape]: Several studies claim that the Mediterranean diet can be ideally considered as a planet-friendly diet. As it relies on reduced consumption of animal-based products (fish, white meat, dairy, and eggs) while encouraging the consumption of nuts, beans, fruit, vegetables, and olive oil, the water footprint of the Mediterranean Diet is considerably less than other food choices, as well as its carbon footprint. This also explains why to date; we celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Mediterranean Diet as an intangible cultural heritage of humanity.
[Climate & Earth Regeneration]: Project Drawdown: is a book compiled with a list of 100 most substantive solutions to reverse the effects of global warming, in the attempt to reach the point in the future when levels of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere stop climbing and start to steadily decline The book has rated plant-rich diets as the fourth most effective way to reduce their impact on global climate change. As environmental issues are becoming significant drivers for consumers’ choices, some consumers are looking for new products to reduce their individual/household carbon footprint.
Participants will be investigated and experiment with innovative solutions, concepts, and practices that highlight opportunities focused on food prosperity and facilitate change.