As per UNEP, the global food system is plagued with several issues such as high environmental cost/footprint, facilitation of diseases from animals to human (zoonotic diseases), fostering of microbial resistance, use of pesticides, effect on human health due to contamination of water and soil, creating epidemics of obesity and chronic disease, inefficient use of land, entrenching of inequality, and a host of other problems. It is critical that awareness about the problems of the food system is brought forth and actors across the spectrum come together to find solutions.
GSG collaborated with the Act4Food, Act 4 Change campaign to bring together youth, businesses, governments and other stakeholders to conduct the India Food Systems Summit on 12th August 2021, to spread awareness on issues with the national and global food system, and what businesses, policymakers and the youth can do to help fix the broken food system.
The Indian Food Systems Summit was attended by 15+ participants
United Nations Food Systems Summit
Act for Food Act for Change
Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition
Food Future Foundation
Good Food Institute
Priya Prakash, Prabhu Kunwar Singh, Daniel Nath, Anurit Kanti, Manan Kalra, Prishta Grover
Health and Well-being, Food Systems, Nutrition, Climate Action, Sustainability
Food systems have an impact on all SDGs (https://www.un.org/en/food-systems-summit/sdgs), however, from an advocacy and direct impact standpoint it was SDG 2, 3, 4, 13, 17.