eatthis planet

By 2050, Earth will have 2 billion extra inhabitants. At the same time, major parts of the world will face droughts and water shortages, which will highly impact regional food security. On a shorter term, obesity is increasing at an alarming rate. And to reach the 2015 Paris climate goals, CO2 emissions need to be reduced. Combine all of that with a 100% increase of water usage in agriculture since 1960 and a strong reduction of biodiversity, and you’ll end up with one of the most pressing issues of our time.

The EatThis network seeks to find an answer to How To Feed the World by finding sustainable solutions for food production

eatthis mission

We need to find an answer on how to feed the world without harming the planet. Look after our current generations, while preserving Earth for the future ones. To achieve this, we need to collaborate. Connect to society. We need to embrace possibilities and innovation and team up with designers, economists, politicians and creative thinkers to come up with new ideas for the future of food.
But most of all, we need to learn from nature. Nature perfected processes long before we got involved. By having nature as our educator, we can do what’s always been possible: feed the world.

eatthis manifesto

eatthis calendar

Check out what’s cooking for 2024:

May 2024:

15 May: Deadline 2nd Open Call Hungry Ecocities
15 May: Prototype presentation from artists from the 1st Open Call from Hungry Ecocities at Let’s Connect – World Horti Center
16 May: Prototype showcase from artists of the 1st Open Call Hungry Ecocities at Nieuwe Instituut in Rotterdam.

June 2024:

6 June: Food for Thought meet-up for policy makers and advisors in horticulture
11, 12 & 13 June: GreenTech
26 June:
 Exclusive EatThis. excursion to Food for Thought exhibition and Pakhuis de Zwijger

September 2024:

Dates to be defined: Hungry EcoCities official Announcement 10 selected SMEs of the second Open Call.

Dates to be defined: Future Leaders Week in The Netherlands
Dates to be defined: Visit from Alvaro Umaña to the Netherlands

October 2024:

19 – 27 October: Dutch Design Week, the Netherlands

November 2024:

Dates to be defined: EatThis. Unconference

hungry for more?

Connect with the future of food and join us in our quest on finding the answer to how to feed the world. Subscribe to our newsletter and follow us on Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn to stay updated and connect with others. And Read our Position Paper to learn more about our mission!

If you are active in horticulture and want to collaborate with us to share our powerful message of providing everyone with healthy food, produced in a sustainable and efficient way with the rest of the world, do contact us for more information. We look forward to add more purpose driven, forward thinking companies and organizations to our international network.

eatthis network



Meet our contributors: