Profound transformation is needed for food systems to become more sustainable, while delivering healthy foods.
Researchers from VU published an article that explains how current research and innovation systems are not equipped to produce/deliver the urgently needed transformations of food systems. It continues by acknowledging that research and innovation, as well as food systems need to be transformed simultaneously, if we want to obtain sustainable and healthy food systems. This is where FIT4FOOD2030 comes in, serving as an example of a ‘promising multilevel boundary innovation at the cross-section of R&I and food systems’. The authors of the article conclude that the 25 City/Food and Policy Labs of the FIT4FOOD2030 project serve as a promising example to future-proof our food systems.
The FIT4FOOD2030 project (2017-2020) is a project funded by Horizon 2020 that supports the European Commission in implementing the FOOD 2030 policy framework. It aims at transforming European food systems through responsible research and innovation, in order to make them ready for the future.
Find the full open-sourced article by Kok, K.P., den Boer, A.C., Cesuroglu, T., et al. (2019) here.