Swiss Food & Nutrition Valley:
Switzerland is a world reference in sustainable food and nutrition innovation
A unique ecosystem has emerged from Geneva to Zurich, due to Switzerlands deeply rooted agricultural tradition, an unmatched density of world leading companies and scientific institutions as well as a large number of start-ups in areas such as food, nutrition, life sciences or robotics.
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|Christian Nils Schwab, IFNC Executive Director, was invited by the Swiss National Radio (RTS) to talk about the plant-based proteins market in Switzerland.
|Cet ambitieux projet lancé le 23 janvier à Davos, dans le cadre du Forum économique mondial, a pour but de proposer des solutions innovantes à une question pressante: comment nourrir la planète à l’avenir.|
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The yawning global gender gap is at the heart of our inability to end hunger. Whether last in the family to eat, blocked from owning land, or entirely ignored by extension workers and policymakers, gender inequality – and specifically discrimination against women – is a key driver of global hunger.
Women are key to promote agriculture and food systems innovation on a global scale. According to the FAO, women represent 43% of the agricultural workforce in developing countries and account for an estimated two-thirds of the world’s 600 million poor livestock keepers.
Reorganising what is farmed where – along with some changes in diets – would enable us to feed 10 billion people on a sustainable basis.
An app called Evocco aims to give consumers information about their shopping habits to help cut their carbon footprint by estimating the climate impact of their choices.
Local food is often used as a selling point, with claims that it’s not only healthier, but good for the environment. Is it that simple?