Focus Topic 2021/2022
Sustainable Food Future(s) 2040
The Foresight team developed a holistic outlook on the future of the global food value chain and derived new innovation opportunities for a sustainable food production.
Feeding the world's population is one of the great challenges of our time. A challenge that will become even greater in the future: Population growth, malnutrition, climate change, unsustainable farming practices and the rising meat consumption in Asia and Africa are just a few examples of trends that lead to one conclusion: To feed the world sustainably and end world hunger, the food value chain must be transformed.
Therefore, the Foresight focus topic had to create a holistic perspective on the global food value chain beyond chemistry. In collaboration with both internal and external experts, the Foresight team conducted a structured future analysis of the entire food value chain. Based on a systematic review of the trends and technologies driving change and transformation along the food value chain, the project identified promising innovation search fields and derived potential medium- to long-term business opportunities for Evonik.
Towards a more sustainable food system: Key Food System Transformations
Transformations are taking place in many different areas and on different levels of the food value chain. Take a look at selected examples of these changes.