KWR Kees Roest by KWR Kees Roest
08 March 2019

Cites and Circular Economy for Food

A report by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation was launched at the World Economic Forum Davon 2019. The report highlights a number of issues that reveal the need for a radical change in direction for our current global food system. Three ambitions are proposed to address the problems: (1) growing food regeneratively, and in or near cities where appropriate, (2) reducing food waste and recycle; and (3) design and marketing of healthier food products....

Cities and Circular Economy for Food

The linear food system is ripe for disruption. For every dollar spent on food, society pays two dollars in health, environmental, and economic costs. With 80% of all food expected to be consumed in cities by 2050, businesses, public bodies, organisations, institutions, and the people located within them hold the power to revolutionise our food system. Cities can transform from black holes sucking in food, energy, and other resources to engines of a regenerative food system and bioeconomy. The transition to a circular economy will see production which regenerates rather than harms the natural systems upon which it relies, food waste designed out, and food by-products used at their highest values. ...

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