Our ambition is to protect and regenerate natural resources by going beyond our circular economy model. Several studies in adults found a strong scientific concordance between consumption of ultra-processed foods and a higher risk of developing cancer, irritable bowel syndrome, obesity, type 2 diabetes and hypertension. Evidence is accumulating from mechanistic studies of the plausible causal pathways by which the physical structure and chemical compositions of these foods might cause harm. Additives or cocktail of additives could play a role in the incidence of NCDs and further R&I are needed. It is now widely accepted that a diet rich in plant-based food, such as fruits, vegetables, wholegrain cereals, legumes and nuts, may reduce the incidence of chronic diseases and is also beneficial against obesity and metabolic diseases
We would like to investigate how AI is setting new standards for sustainable agriculture, with huge implications for the future of food production !!
We promote Conservation agriculture (CA) which comprises minimum soil disturbance, retention of crop residues and crop diversification.
We believe this is the right approach for making farming systems more resilient to climatic changes as well as mitigating climate change through soil carbon sequestration. Breeding crops to resist biotic and abiotic stresses will be an essential tool in managing climate change impacts.
The food system is responsible for almost a third of greenhouse gas emissions, with connected challenges such as food waste, resource depletion and energy consumption. To reach net zero and mitigate the impacts of the climate crisis, we must scale a systems approach to change that enables the transition to sustainable and regenerative agriculture practices, creates new markets and opportunities for food waste and loss reduction, and empowers all stakeholders to play an active role in the circular food economy. . Our prevailing food systems need to be transformed. Unsustainable agricultural production practices contribute to the global challenges such as climate change or the decline of biodiversity and threaten future usability of agricultural lands. Simultaneously, many problems are still caused by malnutrition and overnutrition across the globe. To be able to tackle such challenges transformation needs to occur at all levels: from local to global, and addressing environmental, social, and economic aspects in our food systems.
Organic farming methods are known to be more environmentally friendly. They promote soil health, reduce water pollution, and conserve biodiversity.
Organic foods are cultivated without the use of synthetic pesticides, genetically modified organisms (GMOs), or artificial additives. This emphasis on natural and sustainable practices has resonated with a broad customer base.
As the world becomes increasingly conscious of health, sustainability, and the environment, the organic food industry has experienced remarkable growth.
With consumers seeking healthier and environmentally friendly alternatives, investing in organic food presents an opportunity that aligns with both ethical and financial goals.
The Sustainable Food Institute is a nonprofit think tank and international network of organizations working to make the global food system better for the planet, people, and animals.
We work with Academic institutions, Government Agencies and private companies to improve our food systems, protect and regenerate natural resources by going beyond our circular economy model. Furtermore we would like to investigate how AI is setting new standards for sustainable agriculture, with huge implications for the future of food production !!
We want to enhance a comprehensive understanding of the importance of a robust environmental monitoring program. with proper sampling techniques,, target organisms and methods. Finally, our courses cover the responses to testing data, e.g., implementing corrective actions, documentation and data management. At the Sustainable Food Institute our mission is to grow and foster a global community of scientists advancing life science research also by facilitating access to research materials. Our extension programming provides information and support for farmers, communities, businesses, policymakers, and others. Community collaboration is central to our approach.