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Sustainable Food Systems

We are deeply concerned with the crisis in our food systems. Climate change, population growth, world health issues, armed conflicts, and other challenges all put our food infrastructure at risk. How can we apply systems thinking, international collaboration and entrepreneurship to create a sustainable food future?

REIMAGINING THE FUTURE OF FOOD

Dunefield and D+FA (Design+Food Atelier) have formed a partnership to reimagine the future of food. D+FA investigates the local foodscape for opportunities to reconnect producers and communities. It is the initiative of Iryna Karaush, coordinator and instructor in Product Design at Kwantlen Polytechnic University. Together, our teams are uniquely positioned to forge a new type of collaboration between food leaders, innovators, researchers and businesses to bring disruptive solutions to local challenges.

A PROVOCATIVE DIALOGUE

We have launched a provocative series of conversations about the need for a more sustainable and equitable food future. In this dialogue, we question misconceptions about food systems, and discover how ‘frontrunners’ in different regions have challenged outdated paradigms and behaviours. The objective is to find and share inspiration for radically new approaches.

Key questions we explore are:

  • What are misconceptions and challenges that people should know about?
  • Where have you challenged behaviours to achieve a better food future?
  • How do you embrace circularity, sustainability and equity as a food leader?

Stay engaged as the dialogue unfolds, and discover for yourself the inspiring stories we have uncovered:

MAURICIO | FACULTY BREWING | CANADA

Head brewer Mauricio Lozano is – together with his wife Alicia – the co-founder of Faculty Brewing. Seeing a need to make craft beer more accessible, he started Vancouver’s first ‘open-source’ brewery, sharing his recipes and methods with anyone who wants to learn about the craft.

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HIRO & SORA | VEGAN PUDDING | CANADA – JAPAN

Hiro Takayama and her husband Sora are the owners of Vegan Pudding & Co. After a fascinating journey that connects East and West, poetry and veganism, they dared to pursue their dreams and launched what is quite possibly the world’s only all-vegan custard pudding store.

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MORE STORIES COMING SOON…

Stay tuned as we share more inspiring food stories from around the world. Have suggestions for hot topics or amazing food people to engage with? Let us know!

WANT TO GET INVOLVED?

Are you interested in re-envisioning the future of food with us? Join the conversation and gain access to a global network of innovative food leaders and collaborators.

Reach out to learn how you can participate: food@dunefield.ca