EAT Asia-Pacific Food Forum
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.
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.
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.
EAT Foundation Announces CEO Transition
OSLO, 4 Sept. 2017 – EAT Foundation today announced that Chief Executive Officer Jonathan Farnell will step down from his role as CEO on 20 September. Farnell joined EAT on a sabbatical from Deloitte Norway for a two-year period and his contract expired in January 2017. EAT’s Board of Directors has appointed the current Vice Chair of the Board Clare Matterson to serve as Interim CEO.
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having a better party than those wasting the food
Turning food waste into beer
EAT Stockholm Food Forum 2018
Save the date
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.
Closing EAT Stockholm Food Forum 2017
Thank you for taking part!
For two days, 500 delegates from 46 countries, 80 speakers and a EAT-team of more than 100 dedicated staffers, have gathered in the capital of Sweden for EAT Stockholm Food Forum 2017. Through social media we’ve reached more than 8 000 000 people; our hashtags #foodcanfixit and #eatforum has been trending in Sweden, Norway, Benelux and beyond.
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.
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.
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.
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.
HRH Crown Princess Victoria will call attention to Sustainable Food Production at EAT Stockholm Food Forum 2017
The Swedish Crown Princess has been following the development of EAT Stockholm Food Forum since its initiation, and has participated in person for the last two years.
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.
Four ministers at the table
Norwegian Government ramping up actions for healthy AND sustainable food!
Yesterday, the Norwegian Government officially started to walk the talk; for the first time, the ministers for Health, Food and Agriculture, Fisheries, and Climate and Environment gathered together at the “Måltidsglede” conference in Stavanger to talk about actions for better eating.
Indonesian Ministry of Health and EAT Foundation to co-host 1st Asia Pacific Food Forum
On March 10th 2017, the EAT Foundation together with the Indonesian Ministry of Health launched a partnership to host the first Asia Pacific Food Forum in Jakarta on October 30th-31st, 2017.
Food for thought at the UN General Assembly
Every September high level leaders, experts and governmental representatives gather in New York for an intensive week of meetings and side events during the UN General Assembly. And of course, EAT was there as well.
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