The fight against waste in an increasingly crowded world immersed in a dense network of economic exchanges is a fundamental guideline. Let's also add the shortage of energy resources and the scarcity of food and we will have a really difficult future scenario, unless we have an important idea, or we decide together to work on a better way to produce, consume, even eat .
Every year, for one thing, almost a billion and a half tons of still edible food is wasted: more than a crime in a world in which almost a billion people have no access to food. In other words, accounts in hand, there are hungry people who could count on a ton and more of food every year, which is thrown in the trash. By contrast, one billion people struggle with obesity because they eat more than they should.
We are concerned, moreover, with fueling vehicles rather than people, favoring an agricultural production and food distribution system that takes very little account of the journey of goods and the possibility of supporting and growing local products.
On April 15 a webinar was held in Milan to discuss the Milan Protocol and the three important issues that will be the subject of the global agreement on Food and Nutrition to be signed in 2015 on the occasion of the upcoming Expo to the representatives of the countries that will take you part. The goal is to reduce food wasted in the world by 50% by 2020, activate truly sustainable agriculture and fight obesity on the one hand and hunger on the other.
To develop and evaluate as many ideas as possible, young university students, protagonists of previous years, will also be used once again: Barilla Center for Food & Nutrition Foundation, a center of thought and multidisciplinary proposals that deals with nutrition and nutrition through the contributions of different sectors of knowledge: economy, environment, medicine, nutrition, sociology, has started the selections for the third edition of BCFN Young Earth Solutions! (YES!) Which will reward the best projects and the best ideas for solving the problems identified and studied by the Foundation BCFN and which led to the development of the Milan Protocol - www.protocollodimilano.it .
Il call 2014 provides Ten thousand euros available for the student (or team of students) who will produce solutions.
In any case, take a look at the platform: you can actively collaborate with the experts involved in this project, with an active role. There is a call to action on purpose, www.bcfnyes.com
What are you doing between mouthfuls? Are you waiting for the future or are you helping to make it happen?