Our Food, Our Future

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Food is our love

Food is the living thread of our humanity. We're born feeding, and brought up connecting with family and friends over meal times. The kitchen and its table the heart of the home. We live and love the tastes, flavours, and culture of eating together, wherever we happen to be born.

Food is our pain

Yet, we have lost our love of real food. Flawless imports and 365-day supermarket availability, mean more and more of the world is unable to identify where the food they consume is grown. Grown chemically, pumped with additives, preservatives and flavour enhancers, manufactured and synthetically farmed food doesn't taste-tally with the healthier alternative reality. Our food system is broken by scandal and distrust.

The system failure starts and ends with industrial farming. Industrial farms manufacture heavily treated, genetically engineered crops that end up served as animal feed or junk food. Vast amounts go to waste. The agri-business and large food corporations monopolize the system that suppresses both local farming and the biodiversity of our planet.

Food scandals make headlines. The fact that the current broken food system is devastating our planet, not so much. Yet bees, essential to biodiversity, are dying. Intensive livestock farming contaminates precious water supplies. Local farmers become poorer, children more obese. None of which is incidental, it's all symptomatic of a shattered system.

Food needs to change

There is a better system. Scientific progress means that positive change is possible. Ecological farming re-connects people with food through farmers, using science to enhance and sustain biodiversity and its healthier harvests. While industrial farming ignores the drastic consequences of climate change and adds to them, ecological farming works with a world in a state of flux, and always with the future in mind.

Change the future of food together

The future of food starts today. A growing movement of farmers, citizens, companies, NGOs around the world are demanding change. Choosing to know where your food is grown will change the future of food: Change by buying ecological and seasonal, buying direct from farmers' markets, cooking with fresh, garden or locally-grown ingredients. Change by saying 'no' to food on the go and meat at every meal.

Today, progressive ecological techniques, together with individual daily choices empower us to farm, cook, eat and change the future of food, together.

Our Food, Our Future.

The latest updates

 

EU bows to US pressure to open door to new GMOs

Blog entry by Franziska Achterberg | 22 April, 2016

People in Europe have massively rejected GMOs, and our governments have started to ban their cultivation , but agro­chemical companies have cooked up a new way to get GMOs onto the European market. They are claiming that GMOs which...

From fridge to film - the farmers choosing a sustainable life

Blog entry by Shuk-Wah Chung | 8 April, 2016 1 comment

They catch the fish you eat and harvest the rice you stir-fry. But there’s something that sets these farmers apart. They’ve taken on farming methods that have influenced the way they think about food and changed their way of life. ...

Big news for bees

Blog entry by Luís Ferreirim | 5 February, 2016

As ecological farming and the market for organic food continues to grow across the globe, I’m heartened to see that the same is true in Spain, my home country, where we are going through one of the worst economic crises in recent...

New GM food could end up on your plate untested and unlabelled

Blog entry by Franziska Achterberg | 24 January, 2016

After two decades of commercial use, Europeans still can't stomach genetically modified (GM) food. But their producers may have found a way to bypass public opposition and safety regulation. A new range of GM plants and animals could...

Greenpeace campaign bears fruits: Aldi Süd bans bee-harming pesticides

Press release | 18 January, 2016 at 12:41

Hamburg/Amsterdam, 18 January 2016 – Aldi Süd is the first big retailer in Europe to ban eight bee-harming pesticides from domestic fruits and vegetables produced for their markets.

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