Sustainable Food Lab (sample)

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Some slides from a presentation I made several years ago for the Sustainable Food Lab.

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  • Sustainable Food Lab (sample)

    1. 1. The Sustainable Food Lab a multi-continent initiative to create mainstream, sustainable food systems
    2. 2. 2000: 6 billion people
    3. 3. 2050: 9.2 billion people
    4. 4. Nitrogenous fertilizer has allowed food production to keep pace with population growth.
    5. 5. But....
    6. 6. 825 million people are seriously underfed.
    7. 7. 825 million people are seriously underfed. Every five seconds, a child dies of hunger. source: FAO
    8. 8. We produce inexpensive food for the rich and expensive food for the poor.
    9. 9. We produce inexpensive food for the rich and expensive food for the poor. Food Consumption to Total Consumption Ethiopia 53% Mexico 34%France 15% US 14% source: FAO
    10. 10. Falling commodity prices put stress on farms andfarmers.
    11. 11. Falling commodity prices put stress on farms andfarmers. Global Fertilizer Use 1950 2000
    12. 12. We’re losing largenumbers of farms.
    13. 13. We’re losing large numbers of farms. % change in number of farm enterprises, European Union, 1982-1993 0 UK Denmark Austria France Ireland NL Spain Belgium Germany Greece Luxemborg Finland Italy Sweden -5 -9 -10 -10-10 -13 -15 -16 -18-20 -23 -22 -25 -26 -30-30 -37 source: FAO-40
    14. 14. And critical amounts of soil.
    15. 15. And critical amounts of soil. Land area the size of China and India combined has been severely degraded in the last 60 years.
    16. 16. The journey from farm to fork iscontributing to global warming.
    17. 17. How do we turn things around?
    18. 18. www.sustainablefood.org

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