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Food Inspiration Magazine is the online magazine for foodservice professionals in search of inspiration and innovation. With the magazine we collect, enrich and spread inspiration. The free subscription magazine is published eight times per year and is an abundant source of inspiration for food and hospitality professionals. Our readers can be found in the U.S., Northern Europe, Latin America and Asia.

INCREASING RESPONSIBILITY

  4 min

INSPIRING INITIATIVES

The world’s population is expected to grow to almost ten billion people by 2050. A population that will need to be fed with the finite resources this planet has to offer. Food brands, supermarket chains, multinationals and environmental protectors are feeling increasingly responsible for reducing this negative impact.

Sacha Koolen Xiao-Er Kong   

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Environmental protector WWF and food brand Knorr have joined forces. In collaboration with  Dr. Adam Drewnowski - research leader in a study into obesity and social inequality with regards to food - and with the help of data from the FAO, the Future 50 Foods list was composed in February 2019. Selected on the basis of nutritional value, environmental impact, flavour, availability, acceptability and affordability. All aimed at moving towards a healthy planet and healthy inhabitants.

Knorr is Unilever’s largest brand with an annual sales value of over EUR 4 billion. Knorr products are sold in almost 90 countries all over the globe. WWF is one of the world’s largest independent environmental protection organisations and is active in almost 100 countries.

Greater diversity of vegetables, plant-based protein sources and nutrient-rich carbohydrates ensures a healthy diet both for the earth and the people it houses. This may involve algae, legumes, grains, leafy vegetables, mushrooms, nuts and seeds. Knorr creates accessible recipes based on these ingredients. 

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTOR AND FOOD

FOOD AT WORK PROGRAMMING

Many office canteens have learned from the food outlets over at Google. With more than 100,000 employees, the company’s food program is a vital component to its unique culture as it helps create a sense of community and collaboration within the office. They aim to offer variety--from incorporating local favorites to global flavors as well as all-time favorites and food trends--with the goal to offer delicious, nutritious and sustainable meals. The program provides the energy that the community needs to help innovate every day. It’s about the right food for the right moments, delivered in a responsible way.

They support employees to make good choices by making the easier choice the better choice and by carefully thinking through how to design food spaces that intuitively nudge employees towards well-balanced meals. Examples include a beautiful and appetizing salad bar which, upon entry into a food space, catches the employees’ immediate attention. Fresh vegetables and fruits are positioned at eye level. Spa waters featuring slices of fresh fruit and often fresh herbs are prominently displayed, all of which supports employees in choosing healthy options that look refreshing and enticing. The company also supports farm to table efforts by connecting employees with where their food comes from.

SUPERMARKET CHAIN

Wholefood products are groceries that have been processed or refined as little as possible and are free of artificial ingredients. Whole Foods Market raises the bar for the supermarket industry by maintaining transparency, especially with regards to GMOs. The chain created a guide of unacceptable additives for their clients. All ingredients included in this list are banned from their stores across the US and UK. 

Whole Foods Market considers it its duty to feed humankind and the earth in a healthy way. Every store constitutes a direct reflection of the people, culture and cuisine of the local community. In addition, John Mackey - Whole Foods Market CEO - wrote The Lifesaving Plan for Health and Longevity about the wholefood diet.

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April Redmond, Global Vice President, Knorr

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The world’s population is expected to grow to almost ten billion people by 2050. A population that will need to be fed with the finite resources this planet has to offer. Food brands, supermarket chains, multinationals and environmental protectors are feeling increasingly responsible for reducing this negative impact.

Sacha Koolen Xiao-Er Kong   

Environmental protector WWF and food brand Knorr have joined forces. In collaboration with  Dr. Adam Drewnowski - research leader in a study into obesity and social inequality with regards to food - and with the help of data from the FAO, the Future 50 Foods list was composed in February 2019. Selected on the basis of nutritional value, environmental impact, flavour, availability, acceptability and affordability. All aimed at moving towards a healthy planet and healthy inhabitants.

Knorr is Unilever’s largest brand with an annual sales value of over EUR 4 billion. Knorr products are sold in almost 90 countries all over the globe. WWF is one of the world’s largest independent environmental protection organisations and is active in almost 100 countries.

Greater diversity of vegetables, plant-based protein sources and nutrient-rich carbohydrates ensures a healthy diet both for the earth and the people it houses. This may involve algae, legumes, grains, leafy vegetables, mushrooms, nuts and seeds. Knorr creates accessible recipes based on these ingredients. 

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTOR AND FOOD

April Redmond, Global Vice President, Knorr

FOOD AT WORK PROGRAMMING

Many office canteens have learned from the food outlets over at Google. With more than 100,000 employees, the company’s food program is a vital component to its unique culture as it helps create a sense of community and collaboration within the office. They aim to offer variety--from incorporating local favorites to global flavors as well as all-time favorites and food trends--with the goal to offer delicious, nutritious and sustainable meals. The program provides the energy that the community needs to help innovate every day. It’s about the right food for the right moments, delivered in a responsible way.

They support employees to make good choices by making the easier choice the better choice and by carefully thinking through how to design food spaces that intuitively nudge employees towards well-balanced meals. Examples include a beautiful and appetizing salad bar which, upon entry into a food space, catches the employees’ immediate attention. Fresh vegetables and fruits are positioned at eye level. Spa waters featuring slices of fresh fruit and often fresh herbs are prominently displayed, all of which supports employees in choosing healthy options that look refreshing and enticing. The company also supports farm to table efforts by connecting employees with where their food comes from.

SUPERMARKET CHAIN

Wholefood products are groceries that have been processed or refined as little as possible and are free of artificial ingredients. Whole Foods Market raises the bar for the supermarket industry by maintaining transparency, especially with regards to GMOs. The chain created a guide of unacceptable additives for their clients. All ingredients included in this list are banned from their stores across the US and UK. 

Whole Foods Market considers it its duty to feed humankind and the earth in a healthy way. Every store constitutes a direct reflection of the people, culture and cuisine of the local community. In addition, John Mackey - Whole Foods Market CEO - wrote The Lifesaving Plan for Health and Longevity about the wholefood diet.

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Google also supports farm to table efforts by connecting employees with where their food comes from. They do this by hosting talks by suppliers, produce tastings or presentations of new products, making food choices and more personal.