Cities and the Circular Economy for Food
= initiative from the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, with a scoping document available
"It is widely agreed that we need to rethink our approach to food production and consumption if we want a more regenerative, effective global food system. Transitioning to a more circular food system will help address many of today’s issues. By redesigning urban food systems - based on the principles of a circular economy - we can facilitate the closing of nutrient loops from cities back to food growing areas. Localised production, food innovation, new value streams, and other circular interventions, could have a significant social impact by reconnecting citizens with food, creating jobs, and inducing potential health benefits.
The Cities and the Circular Economy for Food initiative brings together a diverse group of food system actors to design a regenerative urban food system, based on the principles of a circular economy. Led by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, it aims to create benefits across business, society, and the environment, and to build momentum towards a global food system fit for the 21st century. By transitioning to a more circular food system, Cities and the Circular Economy for Food aims to unlock an economic opportunity, while making a contribution to addressing some of the challenges of the current food system." (https://www.ellenmacarthurfoundation.org/programmes/systemic-initiatives/cities-and-the-circular-economy-for-food)