FEAST 2030 – Food systems that support transitions to healthy and sustainable diets
FEAST aims to catalyse Europe’s just transition to a ‘Win-Win-Win-Win’ food system that sees major gains for people, the planet, and the public and private sectors.
Through HORIZON-CL6-2021-FARM2FORK-01-15, we aim to support European food systems to shift away from the current ‘Lose-Lose-Lose-Win’ food systems that sees only large food corporations ‘winning’ at the expense of enormous negative consequences for the environment, health and the public sector. FEAST aims to advance the state of the art by leveraging current best practice and co-designing novel solutions throughout Europe with food system stakeholders, including diverse vulnerable groups, to identify how they can be supported and empowered to facilitate and benefit from the just transition to healthier and more sustainable dietary behaviour – at all levels (micro, meso and macro) and in all sectors (producers, distributors, retailers and consumers) of the food system.
- Experts agree that meeting climate change mitigation targets as articulated by the EU Green Deal will only be possible through a just transition to healthy diets produced by sustainable food systems (i.e., organic and pesticide-free agriculture) – the impetus for the EU’s ‘Farm to Fork’ Strategy and the prioritisation of One Health approaches.
- FEAST aims to advance the state of the art in research and innovation by bringing together different disciplines across the food system and, importantly, underpinning food actors’ behavioural dimensions, which is often missing in food system solutions.
- This approach will stimulate the co-creation of novel, practical and scalable community-based, technology-based and policy-based solutions.
- FEAST is also committed to ensuring that the transition is just and equitable – vulnerable groups and those facing health inequalities will be front and centre in our project to ensure their needs are met and that food systems are augmented so that all of Europe’s citizens can benefit from healthier and more sustainably produced diets.
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