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Food futures

What will we eat in the future? Food is a central component of human-nature relations and an issue where scenario planning can play an important part. Changing the way we produce, process, and consume food is vital in order to reach the Paris Climate Agreement goals and the 17 Sustainable Development goals. Food is not only social-ecological - it is often tied to culture and history, and to economic and political structures. It also encapsulates the complexities of teleconnected social-ecological systems: demand for certain foods in one region impacts ecosystems in the regions where the foods are produced.

 

Scenarios about future food systems help bridge technological, ecological, social, and cultural perspectives on food. Below you can find projects that explore food and its vital complexities.