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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EIT Food will invest €5.4 million in 13 high-impact agrifood startups during the COVID-19 crisis, it has announced today. A total of €4.088M will come from the EIT’s Crisis Response Initiative, and €1.3M of additional funds has been provided by EIT Food to give much-needed extra support to ventures throughout the pandemic.
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.
The platform aims to step up global action on food loss and waste ahead of the first International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste.
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?