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Sustainable Food Ecosystem

Food is the second largest startup industry in Germany, but at the same time is one of the biggest global contributors to carbon emissions and the loss of biodiversity.
Roots Radicals
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Our society is reliant upon complex food systems, which have developed over time to ensure that the greatest number of people have the easiest access to the cheapest goods. While this has led to the growth of economies and of populations, the costs both to communities and to our natural environment have been vast.

When we stop to think, the lack of sustainability in our current food practices becomes immediately clear. On a rapidly heating planet, food loss and waste account for a quarter of global greenhouse gas emissions. Meanwhile, nutrition and health in communities still vary considerably depending on socio-economic status. It’s obvious to see that we need change – and fast.”

Projects

Feeding the City

Feeding the City, powered by Impact Hub Berlin and Bank of America, is a six-month incubation programme to support people who are passionate about creating sustainable food businesses in Germany that benefit urban communities and our environment. We help people with big ideas to make a change by growing their innovative solutions.

Ventures

Better Together Award Ceremony

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