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Sweden steps up ambitions to improve global food systems
Sweden and EAT to co-host the 2018 EAT Stockholm Food Forum
By becoming a co-host for the first time, the Government of Sweden wishes to champion the important role that food system action can play in addressing the intertwined challenges of climate change, poverty, hunger, human health and well-being.
EAT Stockholm Food Forum 2018
June 11-12, 2018: The Leading Arena for Global Food Systems Transformation
Will you be one of the 500 brightest minds from science, politics, business and civil society taking part in the EAT Stockholm Food Forum?
EAT in Asia-Pacific
Advancing Food System Transformation in Indonesia
To follow up the EAT Asia-Pacific Food Forum, EAT returned to Jakarta to convene a roundtable discussion at Universitas Indonesia to address the challenges and opportunities for shifting to healthy and sustainable dietary patterns for all in Indonesia.
Chief Executive Officer Announcement
WHO’s Alessandro Demaio Appointed CEO of EAT
EAT is pleased to announce the appointment of Alessandro Demaio, MD, MPH, PhD, as its new chief executive officer. Currently a Medical Officer at the World Health Organization, Demaio will assume his role on April 16th, 2018.
EAT is hiring
Are you our new Graphic Designer?
EAT is a small organization with an outsized impact that is playing a central role in placing food, health and sustainability on the international agenda. We're growing rapidly and we're now looking for a creative and curious Graphic Designer to strengthen our visual identity, show our work in new ways and increase understanding of our mission.
SRC's Johan Rockström appointed director at Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research
A unique opportunity for EAT to expand scientific collaboration to leading center for climate change and sustainability research.
WWF's Jason Clay Appointed to EAT's Board of Trustees
OSLO, February 22 2018 - EAT has today announced the appointment of Jason Clay to its Board of Trustees. Clay is a senior vice president at the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and has an extensive career spanning civil society, agriculture, government and academia.
EAT IN THE NEWS
We have to break out of our silo mentality to fix our broken food systems, Gunhild Stordalen tells CNN
Gunhild A. Stordalen, President and Founder of EAT Foundation, sat down with CNN’s Desi Anwar to discuss the pressing issues facing our broken food systems and the need for cross-sectoral collaboration to solve the challenge of feeding a growing world population a healthy and sustainable diet.
Dr. Sandro Demaio at #EATAPAC
Ending malnutrition in all its forms
One of the most photographed subjects published on social media is our food. How has something so powerful and nourishing become such a challenge? Dr. Sandro Demaio from the WHO explains that much of the planet is living with the double burden of malnutrition and obesity. Dr. Demaio links these problems to the commoditization of food and explains how our interconnected health and food problems can conversely be solved by food itself.
Cherrie Atilano at #EATAPAC
Making Farming Cool Again
Cherrie De Erit Atilano, President & Founding Farmer, AGREA, shines a light on the acute global problem of social and economic trends that turn young people away from farming. Through programmes such as glamorous camping, healthy eating, ICT and school gardening, Cherrie is on a one woman mission to make farming a cool, fun and fashionable lifestyle choice for young people.
Prof. Bhavani Shankar, SOAS at #EATAPAC
Can Palm Oil ever be Sustainable?
Bhavani Shankar, Professor of International Food, Agriculture and Health, SOAS University of London, takes us on a journey through his research on Palm Oil plantations and sustainability. With the well documented debates over health and environmental trade-offs versus economic success, can palm oil ever really be sustainable? Bhavani thinks so. Dismissing palm oil taxation as a precursor to a reduction in net economic welfare, he encourages a strategic shift from using palm oil in food to using it instead as a biofuel.
Counting down to the EAT-Lancet Commission
Achieving healthy and sustainable diets
Jakarta, #EATapac - Dr. Brent Loken gives a preview of the EAT-Lancet Commission and explores the question of how we can feed 9.5 million people a healthy and sustainable diet by 2050.
Opinion Editorial: From 'Tiger Economies' to 'Tiger Food Systems
Tiger food systems can transform our health and our planet
With just 13 years to achieve the planet’s most ambitious development goals in history, there is no engine better suited to drive this global transformation than the Asia-Pacific. A region with a heavy influence on global policy, it is home to leading centers for innovation, finance and health, as well as celebrated and diverse food cultures. The Asia-Pacific has led the world in economic growth – and from ‘tiger economies’ to ‘tiger food systems’ – this region now has the potential to also lead the world in ensuring healthy, sustainable food for all.
Building Resilience in Asia-Pacific's Food Value Chain
#EATapac, Jakarta - Addressing the challenges tackled by EAT Asia-Pacific Food Forum, this panel debated with optimism, offering various views on the solutions in the pipeline and the concrete shift towards transdisiplinary collaboration.
Minister of Health, Malaysia at #EATapac
The interplay between nutrition, business and policy will take us forward
Jason Clay, WWF, at #EATapac
Feeding our brave new geopolitical world
Dr. Jason Clay, Senior Vice President, Markets and Food at WWF outlines how global politics, migration, food price volatility and productivity inefficiencies are key issues for changing the face of our food systems.
Gunhild Stordalen opens #EATapac
The pathway to the Shangri-La for food
It’s on! More than 700 delegates have come to Jakarta for the inaugural EAT Asia-Pacific Food Forum to address the challenges and opportunities for today’s food systems.
EAT Foundation President Dr. Gunhild A. Stordalen kicked off the first day speaking about where want to go and how to get there. This is her full speech:
30 – 31 October 2017 in Jakarta, Republic of Indonesia
EAT Asia-Pacific Food Forum 2017
The world faces a fundamental challenge in sustainably feeding a healthy diet to over nine billion people by 2050. A resilient food system and sustainable diets are pivotal in solving this challenge and achieving both the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Paris Climate Agreement. As the most populous region in the world, the Asia Pacific plays a decisive role in combatting many of the interlinked issues at hand, such as malnutrition, deforestation, loss of biodiversity and rising greenhouse gas emissions.
Launch of the Food and Land Use Coalition
Having it all: how to feed a growing world population and meet the climate goals
NEW YORK, Sept. 2017 - The Food and Land Use Coalition launches at the United Nations.
President of Mauritius Joins EAT Advisory Board as First Head of State
President Ameenah Gurib-Fakim will bring her insight into harnessing science, technology and innovation to combat climate change and promote biodiversity to the EAT Foundation’s Advisory Board.
EAT and UNICEF kick off collaboration
Making Sure Children Eat Well
BELLAGIO, ITALY, September 2017 – EAT and UNICEF kick off collaboration: As this year’s summer came to an end, a new collaboration took form at the Villa Serbelloni on the shores of Lake Como in Northern Italy. The EAT Foundation and UNICEF together hosted a meeting at the prestigious Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center which marked the beginning of CHEW - Children Eating Well.
EAT strengthen leadership team
UNICEF Director Olav Kjørven becomes EAT’s Chief Strategy Officer
OSLO, 31 Aug. 2017 – EAT Foundation today announced the appointment of Olav Kjørven as Chief Strategy Officer. Mr. Kjørven, who has worked with international development for 25 years, comes to the foundation from UNICEF where he served as Director of Public Partnerships Division.
EAT at Resilience 2017
Can Gastronomy Save the World?
EAT’s Science Team is based at the Stockholm Resilience Centre (SRC). This week, SRC is hosting more than 1000 participants at Resilience 2017, a huge gathering of resilience scientists and practitioners from around the world – EAT-Lancet contributors and EAT’s Science Team were there, placing food at the top of the agenda.
having a better party than those wasting the food
Turning food waste into beer
Geneva, May 24th
Counting down to EAT Asia-Pacific Food Forum in Jakarta
This week, the global health community is gathered in Geneva for the World Health Assembly. Indonesian Minister of Health, Prof Nila Moeloek and EAT-president, Gunhild A. Stordalen, proudly invited stakeholders and journalists for the official launch of the first EAT Asia-Pacific Food Forum.
Professor Tim Lang
This can happen to you: Lessons for food policy
Professor Tim Lang states that we have to put people at the absolute centre of the food transformation in his EAT Talk on the post-Brexit period, and says that the destabilization from Brexit serves as a warning that no country can work alone.
Local EAT Award 2017
#staycheap wins 100.000 NOK
A Swedish initiative to promote healthy, sustainable and affordable food takes home the Local EAT Award 2017. The winner “Portionen Under Tian”, was announced on stage at EAT Stockholm Food Forum 2017. Blogger Hanna Olvenmark received a check for 100.000 NOK and mentoring by hotel tycoon Petter A. Stordalen.
Professor Laurence Tubiana
Making the Paris climate targets applicable in our daily lives
Professor Laurence Tubiana, a key architect behind the 2015 Paris agreement on why action on food and health can translate complex climate targets that everyone can identify with.
Dr. Caleb Harper
This computer will grow your food in the future
Dr. Caleb Harper talks about his MIT project where the environment to grow any fruit or vegetable is re-created in so-called "food computers".
Nordic Choice Master Chef winner Emine Emani
Lunch with purpose and passion
Delegates at the EAT Stockholm Food Forum are in for a treat. Chefs from Scandinavia's biggest hotel group have competed to cook healthy, sustainable lunch. Nordic Choice Master Chef winner Emine Emani has prepared a special lunch that not only tastes good, but also does good.
Sir Bob Geldof
How to create an activist movement and initiate global change?
Under the tagline Play your part, play it loud, Sir Bob Geldof took the stage at this year’s EAT Stockholm Food Forum to talk about global activism and what today’s activists can learn from Live Aid.
The Food Sustainability Index
For the best food, look to France, Japan and Canada
The Food Sustainability Index ranks countries' food production based on their focus nutrition, agriculture and food waste. Saudi Arabia and Egypt, and India score lowest, according to results presented by Dr. Irene Mia at the 2017 EAT Stockholm Food Forum.
Uma Valeti, CEO and Founder of Memphis Meats
The opposite of a slaughterhouse
After realizing that meat production has not changed in the past 10.000 years, Dr. Uma Valeti came up with a revolutionary idea: Producing tasty meat in a laboratory. This is how he does it.
C40 The Food Systems Network
How five cities are changing their food systems
New report shows how cities are taking matters into their own hands to try to fix the food system.
EAT-Lancet Food Planet Health
Why we may need less delicious food
HRH Crown Princess Victoria
– We're treating oceans as our garbage bin
HRH Crown Princess Victoria shared her passion for oceans at EAT Stockholm Food Forum. See her full speech here:
Ameenah Gurib-Fakim, President of Mauritius
Why biodiversity is key to global food security
Food Forever is a new initiative to raise awareness for the importance to conserve and use agricultural biodiversity to enhance food and nutrition security. It was launched by the President of Mauritius from the EAT Forum stage.
Sir Robert Watson
What are our options for action?
Sir Robert Watson adresses how the food system can result in revolutionary improvements for all life on earth in his EAT Talk - and the options for action we have to get there.
Gunhild A. Stordalen´s welcome speech
Welcome to EAT Stockholm Food Forum
It´s on! 530 delegates from 46 different countries have come to Stockholm for the fourth annual EAT Stockholm Food Forum. 80 speakers are ready to enter the stage and join the dialogue on how to transform our global food system. EAT-founder and president, Gunhild A. Stordalen kicked off the first day with an engaging address on the big idea and how to get there. Watch and read her full speech here.
More than two billion people overweight or obese
New study launched at EAT Food Forum reveals 30% of the world’s population affected by weight problems
EAT & The CIA: Plant-Forward Global 50
The 50 plant-forward chefs to watch
EAT and The Culinary Institute of America are proud to present Plant‐Forward Global 50 – a gathering of 50 of the world’s most forward thinking chefs.
Milan’s Mayor Giuseppe Sala
Food insecurity: cities at the frontline
Milan’s Mayor Giuseppe Sala says accelerating urbanization is a threat to food security, but thinks cities can also be the answer to the problem. EAT spoke to the leader of the world’s only declaration on urban food policies.
World Bank partners with EAT Foundation
OSLO, June 8th 2017 – The World Bank, the largest institution for financial assistance to developing countries, has become a strategic partner to the EAT Foundation (EAT). Juergen Voegele, Senior Director for Food and Agriculture Global Practice at the World Bank, joins the EAT Advisory Board.
Juergen Voegele, World Bank Senior Director for Food and Agriculture
Moving agriculture into the 21st century
There is a real mismatch between what we’re telling people to eat and what we’re producing. Governments across the globe keep subsidizing agricultural methods that pollute the world’s resources. Juergen Voegele, World Bank Senior Director for Food and Agriculture, who joined EAT’s Advisory Board in May 2017, says these are policy practices that will have to change.
S2G Ventures Co-Founder & Managing Director Victor Friedberg
Investing in the Food Revolution
U.S. venture capitalist Victor Friedberg has always been an early mover. At age seven, he was an accomplished pianist at The Juilliard School in New York. By his early thirties, he had created one of the first social media networking platforms, KODE, years before Facebook entered the scene.
Local EAT award
Taking school food waste to the next level
School food waste from kids throwing away their lunches has always been a problem. But what if you could also tackle the unnecessary amount of over-ordered food caused by student absences?
Swedish entrepreneur and Local EAT Award winner 2016 Camilla Byrinder came up with a local solution that has since gone national.
EAT Stockholm Food Forum June 12-13 2017
We are sold out!
The EAT Stockholm Food Forum 2017 is nearing fast and delegate passes are now sold out!
Stordalen’s speech to the five Nordic Prime Ministers
Nordic food as global medicine?
This week, EAT-president Gunhild Stordalen, addressed the five Nordic Prime Ministers at the launch of their Nordic Solutions to Global Challenges initiative.
Introducing new research that’s changing the game for food, planet and human health.
New EAT-Lancet Commission website explores sustainable, healthy food
Understanding what constitutes a healthy diet and how to produce it sustainably for 9 billion people by 2050 is arguably the greatest challenge facing humanity. The EAT-Lancet Commission on Food, Planet, Health is developing science-based targets that define what is a healthy diet from a sustainable food system – and showing how to take action for a better food future.
UN Environment leader Erik Solheim joins the EAT Advisory Board
OSLO, May 19th 2017 – The top UN environmental diplomat will add extensive international policy experience to the EAT Foundation (EAT) and its work to enable a transformation of the global food system.
Greg Drescher of The Culinary Institute of America (CIA)
The latest culinary disruption: sustainable dining
From trendy New York restaurants Nix, Dirt Candy and abcV to emerging U.S. chains such as sweetgreen, Tender Greens, and True Foods Market, chefs and food businesses are proving that plant-forward - and vegetarian and vegan - flavors can sell, and not just in a niche market. U.S. culinary college executive Greg Drescher talks about how healthy cooking has evolved into the latest culinary disruption: sustainable dining.
2015 regional Local EAT Award winner
5 questions to Oumph
We asked Anders Wallerman, who holds the fantastic title Head of Common Sense, five questions about Food For Progress.
WWF International President Yolanda Kakabadse
We can produce more with less
Of all the food produced in the world, nearly one-third will never be eaten. Some is left to rot in fields after harvest, some perishes in transport and processing or in a giant supermarket dumpster, and some will make it to the bottom shelf of your fridge – before being thrown in the trash.
Gunhild Stordalen’s TEDMED talk is online now
Three principles for a healthier planet and a healthier you
In this recently released TEDMED talk, Gunhild Stordalen explores the powerful connections between food, health and climate.
Seeds&Chips – The Global Food Innovation Summit enters Partnership with EAT Foundation
Seeds&Chips and the EAT Foundation have established a strategic partnership to speed up the transition to a sustainable food system that can deliver healthy diets to a growing global population.
This is what a winner looks like
What happens to winners of the Local EAT Award?
We spoke to 2015’s winning company, Keep-it Technologies, and Kristen Hovland who won 100 000 kr for their idea – a shelf-life indicator for temperature-sensitive products.
MIT enters Academic Partnership with EAT Foundation
April 19th 2017 – The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has become an Academic Partner of the EAT Foundation. MIT Vice President for Research Maria T. Zuber will join the EAT Advisory Board. The EAT Advisory Board is chaired by Professor Johan Rockström, Executive Director of the Stockholm Resilience Centre at Stockholm University. The board includes heads or senior executives from EAT’s academic partner institutions in addition to world-renowned experts from the scientific disciplines that intersect with food system challenges. Other members of the advisory board are leaders representing the private sector, politics, international development and more, all contributing to EAT’s core vision of interdisciplinary and cross-sectoral collaboration.
Local EAT Award - Promoting Green Entrepreneurs
The Local EAT Award is searching for Scandinavia’s next green food entrepreneurs, to select the best idea in healthy and sustainable food. The annual competition is held by Nordic Choice Hotels, the Confederation of Norwegian Enterprise (NHO), the Swedish Federation of Business Owners (Företagarna) and EAT Foundation. The winning idea is rewarded with a cash prize of 100 000 NOK, a mentorship meeting with Petter A. Stordalen and participation at the Stockholm Food Forum, June 12-13th.
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