Stay on top of the emerging trends
Understanding the concept of a sustainable food system is the first step towards making a difference. There are multiple information streams out there keeping us up-to-date and helping us to identify the signals and drivers that point towards the future of food.
Without being exhaustive here are the platforms worth following:
Food+Tech Connect has been connecting and inspiring the good food innovation movement since 2010 by sharing the top food tech, investment and innovation trends.
Read NX-FOOD blog post series from the founder of Food+Tech Connect Danielle Gould here.
Food Tank features innovative ideas that can help us to end world hunger and obesity while creating a network that pushes for a change in the food system. Food Tank lets all the members of the food network work on sustainable solutions for our most pressing environmental and social problems.
The Skift Table daily newsletter delivers the latest restaurant service news to your inbox in order to help you understand the future of dining out.
Food Dive's editorial team collects industry news and publishes in-depth analyses of manufacturing, sustainability, R&D shaping them into an easy-to-read format.
If you prefer listening to stories about business, science and the cultural significance of food there are multiple podcasts serving your needs. These include The Food Chain (BBC), Food Startups Podcast or the brand new Food On Point that came out with the first episodes this year.
Edible Issues is a weekly newsletter run by two of my fellow students Anusha Murthy and Elizabeth Yorke. They keep track of the dynamic changes within the Indian food system and share articles about food tech, science and local policies.
There are many more channels to feed you with food news from all around the world, directly to your inbox. Nevertheless, you might want to get in touch with the people behind these innovative ideas.
Recently, I have experienced how powerful events like expos, summits or hackathons are. They gather all the industry players, game changers and policymakers who are ready to answer your questions and tell their stories. It is only up to you and your networking skills how many inspiring connections you make.
An example of this is The Global Food Innovation Summit Seeds & Chips, which is one of the top food innovation events worldwide. The four-day event showcases national and international products, applications and allows you to explore new solutions, innovations, and trends. Leading global entrepreneurs, investors, and executives share their insights with a large public and industry audience.
This is the best way to get first-hand information about the future of farming, disruptive technologies like blockchain, food waste management, the future of nutrition or what is currently being done to achieve our sustainable development goals.