Food & Globe: the project
Demographic change, intensive farming, deforestation, pesticides, GMOs, mad cow disease, bird flu… An alarming picture about which our three intrepid students from Paris-Dauphine University and EM Lyon were more than a little concerned. Adrien and Martin were working on a dissertation on innovative processes in the food sector, while Nicolas was working on a project to market insects. The idea for Food & Globe took shape around their shared dream: a trip around the world discovering food innovations. Carrefour has decided to support this endeavour which will help shed new light on farming methods, food practices and alternative consumer trends, and help us develop a better understanding of them.
And which helped our three globetrotters get going on their adventure on 28 December! 239 days, 63,000 km, 14 countries visited: Vietnam, Cambodia, Colombia, Argentina, Kenya, Madagascar, to name but a few. And their aim is to meet committed producers, distributors and consumers, investigate new forms of sustainable farming (permaculture, aquaponics, etc.) and new production channels (corporations, start-ups, urban farms, recycling, etc.). Another of their key aims is to find out – from chefs – about alternative sources of protein which taste good and have high nutritional value.
A connected project
Cameras in hand, keyboards never very far away, our scouts are logged in to the social networks and will be sharing their experiences in real time in the form of a web series. Carrefour and Food & Globe will relay each stage of this journey until the students return to Paris in August 2017. We will first catch up with them in Bangkok, brimming with its original Thai flavours. Then we'll see them every month as we find out about a new country and a new innovation.
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