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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
Credit: Roots Radicals
"Instead of only focusing on sustainable production, companies are now also considering the sustainability of the products themselves. This serves as an exciting environment for a new food design ecosystem of companies, technology platforms, startups and dot-connecting industry organizations."
State of Green Business Report 2022
Planting vegetables

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.

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 to change – and fast.


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