Food Security Carries Human Security 

Due to fast-growing global population, a large part of our society will likely suffer from hunger and malnutrition by 2030, unless we address food security in time. We have the responsibility to develop sustainable agriculture solutions, raise productivity, slow deforestation, develop alternative food sources, and reduce waste. All while optimizing our value chains from seed to consumer and from product to waste. There is also growing awareness about manipulation in the food industry, where local food producers and clean-label products are becoming increasingly popular. How can we respond to the greater-than-ever demand for healthy, sustainable and fresh food?

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Feeding the World in 2050

Feeding 10 billion people sustainably by 2050 requires closing a 56% food gap between crop calories produced in 2010 and those needed in 2050.

Food Production Trade-off

Currently, already 50% of the world’s vegetated land is used for agriculture emitting 12 Gt of CO2.

A New Source of Nutrition

Some species of edible insects contain a reasonable amount of minerals (K, Na, Ca, Cu, Fe, Zn, Mn and P) as well as vitamins such as B group vitamins, vitamins A, D, E, K, and C.

A New Breath of the Same

There are 10 genetically modified crops commercially available today: alfalfa, apples, canola, corn (field and sweet), cotton, papaya, potatoes, soybeans, squash, and sugar beets.

The program is an innovation festival that goes beyond a one-time awards ceremony. During the run-up, you are repeatedly in contact with the jury, an expert group that asks critical questions.

—Lourens Boot - Sponsh. AIA18 Nutrition Winner