Food security as top priority

Providing lasting food security to a growing population is obviously vital. Living environments of the future use a food strategy focused on sustainable consumption thanks to shortened chains. With the help of new developments in farming methods and digitalisations, food strategies can be promoted. The efficient use of limited space and natural resources plays an important role here in order to minimise food waste.

Four paths to safe food

The Green Innovation Hub contributes to food security in the future in the following ways. We encourage:

  1. Healthy consumption behavior by supporting a food economy based on fresh, regionally produced produce;
  2. Efficient, short chains through that same regional food economy; these shortened chains are associated with significantly less CO2 emissions;
  3. A closed food cycle (less waste);
  4. Education about health, based on the latest knowledge.

Short food chains: direct from farmer to plate

Thus, the habitat of the future has short food chains. Digitalization offers new solutions for distributing smaller food volumes from the local area to consumers. In the Green Innovation Hub, companies are jointly developing these digital solutions, thereby responding to a current need: the Flevopolder is home to many arable farmers, while in Almere the demand for fresh, locally produced food is increasing. As a citizen, do you want a crop on your plate tomorrow? Thanks to a digital order, it will be produced today. That local, just-in-time production saves on transportation and even packaging, because the fresh food goes directly from the farmer to your plate.

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