Our food systems, the complex global networks of food production, processing, trade, consumption and disposal, have enabled more people than ever before to have access to a wide variety of food products, often at very reasonable prices.
At the same time, we are facing a multitude of global problems: From the increasing loss of agricultural biodiversity to the spread of diet-related diseases, from malnutrition and hunger to the impact of the food system on climate change - to name just a few issues.
- fair and social production and trade processes
- healthy diets
- environment- and animal-friendly production methods
- regional and seasonal trading cycles and
- increasing plant-based diets
Certainly, there are sometimes conflicts of interest between these goals. But above all, they have great commonalities and synergy potentials.