Wageningen takes novel approach to showcasing students’ future food scenarios

In the ‘Food system in 10 years Challenge’, students from the Netherlands’ Wageningen University & Research entered a video challenge to showcase a data or science-based solution to a current food challenge – 10 years into the future.

Teams were challenged to consider necessary changes to our current food systems, as well as how best to depict these changes so as to persuade others to support their proposed solutions. The contest asked teams to focus on positive changes that could be made to ‘the way we grow, produce, process, transport, prepare and consume’ food and how these activities impact society, incomes, environment and climate.

On 7 December 2020, in Stinger Dome on the World Food Centre grounds, seven student teams travelled 10 years into the future. showcasing their 2020-2030 solutions in the form 2.5-minute films and answering questions from the judging panel. All this was livestreamed to a remote audience, who also voted for their preferred winners.

The judges’ selection was team SeaweedSensing, with its visionary glimpse at the potential in sensors and digital tech to pinpoint the world’s best seaweed production sites. View the winning video below.

The Audience Award went to team CROP, which took a graphic look at the current ‘global appetite’ of consumers worldwide, and how healthy, sustainably produced and regionally sourced food is better for people and the planet. View the audience favourite below.

Read the original article in Wageningen University & Research news, where you can also view all the team videos.

Source: Wageningen students present outlook on future food systems in Stinger Dome I Wageningen University & Research news