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Eight reasons to be hopeful about the future of our food system

Eight reasons to be hopeful about the future of our food system

In late summer, the ideas started pouring in from every corner of the world.
Thousands of designers, architects, biologists, engineers, students, nature-lovers, and big thinkers had answered the call to completely rethink our food system using design inspiration from nature. The Biomimicry Global Design Challenge, hosted by the Biomimicry Institute and the Ray C. Anderson Foundation, provided a platform for these global innovators to practice biomimicry in action, by applying it to one of the most urgent issues of our time – our broken food chain. It makes perfect sense – how are we going to create a healthier, more equitable, truly regenerative food system without learning from the natural ecosystems and organisms that are an inextricable part of it?

Whats on the horizon is a great reunion We live in a competent planet Welcome home @JanineBenyus #sxsweco #biomimicry t.co/ny344OKUpf

What if this was our collective goal as a species? t.co/iRbKC92Re0 @JanineBenyus #sxsweco 10/5 9:45AM rm 8BC t.co/yDP9IA5KSZ

8 Finalists Join First-Ever #Biomimicry Accelerator on Mission 2 Feed 9 Billion t.co/pXsSUgTQhN via @SustainBrands @RaysLegacy

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