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Future food systems knowledge

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Producing


*Biodiversity loss

*Agriculture
(re-)territorialisation

*Smart Irrigation

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Processing


*Nutrient recovery

*Food hygiene

*Cultured/ In-Vitro Meat


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Retailing


*E-commerce and
online food retailing

*Fair distribution of food

*True pricing for food


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Consuming

 

*Sustainable food for all

*Plant-based and
alternative protein diets

*Lab-grown flavours

 

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Waste and Disposing

 

*Food donation and
redistribution programs

*Digitalisation against
food waste

*Prices versus Waste

 

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Storing

 

*Intelligent food packaging
and
shelf-life extension

*Reduction of plastic
packaging

*Biobased plastic packaging

 

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Supporting Services

Supporting Services
 

*Food safety and
traceability systems

*Quality assurance and
certification programs

*Training and education
in the food industry

 

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Institutions and Environment

Institutions and Environment
 

*Food Policy Councils
in the world

*Agroecology as new
paradigm

*New Agribusinesses

 

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Demographic Change

Demographic Change

 

*Ageing Society in Europe
differing in the
Member States

*Ageing population and
specialized dietary needs

*Migration and
multicultural food trends

 

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Dietary Patterns

Dietary Patterns

*Divided Societies

*Nutrition for better health
and curing

*Nutrition labeling
and transparency

 

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Science and Technology

Science and Technology

*Genetic Engineering
(CRISPR & Co, gene editing)

*Sensory technology
and flavour profiling

*Robotics and automation
in food
production
and processing

 

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Markets

Markets

*Global food trade
and emerging markets

*Local and regional food
systems

*Plant-based and
alternative protein markets

 

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Climate Change and Environment

Climate Change and Environment

*Climate-resilient crops
and agriculture practices

*Climate-smart agriculture and
sustainable resource use

*4 degrees increase of
temperature until 2100

 

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Politics and Geopolitics

Politics and Geopolitics

*New world order

*War on resources

*Trade agreements and
international food governance

 

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Resources and Energy

Resources and Energy

 

*Water scarcity and
efficient water management

*Competition for naturals

*No land and competition
for land

 

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Mobility

Mobility

*New Food logistics and
transportation of food products
on a small scale

*Food delivery platforms
and gig economy

*Mobile food solutions
and food trucks

 

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Societal and Cultural Patterns

Societal and Cultural Patterns

*Divided Societies

*Inflation

*Sustainable lifestyle

 

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Food & nutrition security

Food &
nutrition security

will be filled during
the FOSTER
learning journey

Environmental sustainability


Environmental
sustainability

will be filled during
the FOSTER
learning journey

Economic & social well-being

 

Economic &
social well-being

will be filled during
the FOSTER
learning journey

 

FOSTER

Future food systems knowledge

In FOSTER, we are scanning the horizon of food systems and their value chains in a combination of semi-automated tools, searches and discussions. We are identifying drivers of change and will – later in the project – jointly develop and shape the futures of food systems and the CDIs’ strategies in the project.

In parallel, we are jointly developing context scenarios of EU food systems to 2040 in a Scenario Sprint. This adds to the methodological toolbox as well as the knowledge about potential future food systems.

Next year, we will display some of our selected findings here on our webpage – open to everyone. In this knowledge base, we will also connect with other EU Food systems projects. The platform will be open for discussion and exploring challenges in the food system.