Our current food systems – from agricultural production to processing and retailing – provide little space for fresh, locally produced foods. Instead, staple crops – such as cereals – take priority.
Intensified food production, combined with climate change, is causing a rapid loss of biodiversity. Today only nine plant species account for 66% of total crop production despite the fact that throughout history, more than 6000 species have been cultivated for food. A diverse variety of crops is crucial for providing healthy diets and safeguarding the environment.
In this toolkit we provide content to help educate your students on how to be more conscious of what and how they eat, empowering them to be future champions of a more sustainable global food system.