The organic movement has joined together to contribute to the theme of this year’s EXPO in Milan – feeding the planet – and IFOAM EU has published a report, Feeding the People: Agroecology for Nourishing the World and Transforming the Agri-Food System.
“There is an urgent need for a transformation of the existing agro-food systems to sustainable agroecological systems and scientific investigation is increasingly showing that a system-wide change is needed,” Angelika Hilbeck said at the launch of the report. Angelika Hilbeck is a senior scientist at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology’s Institute of Integrative Biology and co-editor of Feeding the People.
“Agroecology is an innovative form of food production that offers huge potential, not only to provide better food but also to remedy the environmental destruction that now threatens human societies. Therefore, we are calling for a billion-euro EU flagship research programme on agroecology and the transformation of the current agro-food system.” Read the full report here.