FutureFoodMakers: shaping the food sector we all need
We are working with motivated youth representatives accross Europe - the FutureFoodMakers - to ensure that the views of the next generation are heard.
Our food system plays a critical role in some of the biggest challenges the world is facing, from reducing climate change, pollution and waste, to tackling malnutrition, health inequality and obesity. Access to healthy and affordable food is essential to overcome the big food challenge – but this is out of reach for many.
The FutureFoodMakers are a group of youth representatives from across Europe demanding EU wide changes to transform the food system to be more sustainable, including promoting regenerative agriculture, defining uniform nutrition and labelling guidelines, and making food systems more inclusive. This movement is driven by the FutureFoodMakers with the support of EIT Food.
EIT Food launched the FutureFoodMakers initiative in 2021 to ensure that the views of the next generation are heard during crucial discussions about the future of the food system, appointing 10 FutureFoodMakers who worked collaboratively to develop a Menu for Change manifesto outlining a set of clear actions to improve access to healthy, sustainable and affordable food.
The FutureFoodMakers have continued to lead a call for radical change. In June 2023 they released a follow-up report analysing the progress made on their Menu for Change demands since published.
The FutureFoodMaker role
The FutureFoodMakers embody the role of a sustainable food activist,
gaining access to the food sector to drive positive change and help
design a food system they understand and feel connected to.
Since the release of the Menu for Change, they have
continued working together with decision makers, including policy makers, food
manufacturers, retailers and food sector stakeholders.
As a FutureFoodMaker, you will have the opportunity to learn about the food system and the innovations at the forefront of positive change and kickstart your career in food. As part of the role, you will have the chance to talk to and meet a wide range of people from across the sector, such as experts at EIT Food, food sector entrepreneurs and food industry professionals such as farmers, producers and manufacturers. You will also have the opportunity to present your ideas about how to shape the future of the food system and call for change in this crucial Decade of Action.