Sustainability of the food system is a complex global issue that encompasses three major dimensions of sustainability: economy, environment and society. It also needs to balance the needs and desires of all its major stakeholders, ranging from farmers to citizens. The book of Scalable Sustainability and Circular Systems delves into a world of balance. It considers the need of moving from an industrial era to one of more conviviality. It also considers a world moving away from a mechanistic-industrial paradigm centred on globalized markets towards a paradigm centred on people and the planet.Questions explored in this research:
- Current scenarios in the sustainable and circular food systems: Which are the main initiatives and trends?
- The role of the different stakeholders: How can farmers go back to nature-oriented agriculture? How can we attract citizens to be part of “sustainable circle”? Can chefs contribute to reconnect citizens and farmers?
- Scaling up sustainable circular food systems: How can circular systems be the core of global transition? How can we scale-up the emerging initiatives while guaranteeing sustainability? How might we address the need to transition our food system? Who has access to these technologies and to what extent?