Hackathon: The Future of Food

How to feed the whole world healthy and sustainably grown food without exhausting the planet? This is a huge question. And we believe that answers to this question can only be found in collaboration. And what better way than ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—น๐—น๐—ฎ๐—ฏ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐˜„๐—ถ๐˜๐—ต ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ณ๐˜‚๐˜๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ฒ?

In february 2021 a group of 40 International Business Administration honours students from the Erasmus University of Rotterdam participated in a 24-hour Hackathon organised by the World Horti Center and the Leiden Delft Erasmusย university.
The honours students, ๐˜ง๐˜ถ๐˜ต๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ด, were connected to 8 horticulture companies, including us, that presented a specific problem. It was up to the students to investigate them and provide input about the future of the sector and the significance that horticulture has to society.

Eat This was honored to have 5 students take it upon them to investigate our topic: The Future of Food. New ideas on the production of sustainable and efficiently produced healthy food. Several good points were made on how to connect future generations to the future of food. We are thankful for this input that we will definitely look into and integrate into our plans.

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