Lidia Fanjul

What does The Future of Food look like?

What sort of things are included in the Future of food?

After our meeting in Holland, where we spent a lovely week knowing more about each other and the different initiatives that built this learning partnership, we can share a common vision for the future of Food!

During this meeting, we also had the opportunity to experience some reflective and collective activities on how our food systems look like nowadays and how we can contribute to create new food landscapes and to create an inclusive and fair future!

So, finally after some enjoyable discussions on the subject, and after creating images of our food landscapes -the landscapes that we create when we eat and consume food- this is our common vision for the Future of Food!

A vision that gives relevance to locality; the future of food has to come from diverse local communities! we, people, need to get in contact with nature, with our food. We need to know what we are eating! but not by reading it on a label…just by experiencing it or meeting “real” people working the land!

Community and sharing will help us understand our relationship with food, we need to share a new understanding of good food, healthy food, and that will come from grass-roots communities, from local realities and relationships.

These were the ideas and wishes present for the Future of Food in participants’ words:

*COMMUNITY GARDENS, COMMUNITY WEALTH, DARE TO SHARE!
*SKILL UP PEOPLE TO BE ABLE TO MAKE HEALTHY FOOD & UNDERSTAND THEIR RELATION WITH FOOD
*GOVERNMENT SUPPORT FOR FARMING
*LESS FUNCTIONAL FOOD AND MORE LOCAL FOOD!
*KNOWLEDGE, SHARING, SEEDS
*MORE SUSTAINABLE AND EFFICIENT PRODUCTION
*PEACEFULL MIND CREATED PEACEFULL FOOD-PRODUCTION & SHARING
*IRISH GROWN TEA + CLARE HONEY + HYPERICUM COMMUNITIES
*SHARING OUR KNOWLEDGE!
*LOCALITY + LOVE FOR THE EARTH VS MONOCULTURES
*MORE LOCAL GARDENS & HELP POOR PEOPLE TO MAKE USE IF THEIR LAND AGAIN!
*LOVE, PEACE, HAPPINESS
*COMMUNITY OF BEINGS
*PLANT EDIBLE LANDSCAPES FOR FREE FOOD!

The future of food is full of seeds, community support and respect to nature and other beings. Creating edible landscapes for free and supporting local growers by the hand of conscious local consumption! In this way we will manage food systems efficiently, promoting healthy people and healthy landscapes.

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Lidia Fanjul

About Lidia Fanjul

I am a learning about the Future of Food: a Biologist sidetracked by the word of Art and Nature. My competences are on Nature Conservation, Arts and Youth Work. I follow my feelings working in contact with the Earth, inspired by the life in rural contexts where diversity flows in all directions, through the natural world, through our cultures and through our relationships. At Gaia y Sofia SLL, I work as a Support Coordinator for Education Programs and Organization of Events. I am also a trainer, designing and implementing language courses and art workshops, at the same time I am a learner, thanks to all of you!

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