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30 Mar

What is cooking in India by Shiba Desor

We bring you a talk by Shiba Desor called What is cooking in India: A look at challenges and alternatives towards responsible food systems in India from international Forum Menu for Change. The Forum took place at Impact Hub in Prague from October 21st to October 23rd, 2016. As a ‘developing’ country, India is torn between tradition […]

28 Feb

Orange Juice, an Acid Reality - a Documentary Film

A glass of fresh orange juice in the morning is a symbol of an excellent start to the day for many of us. This delicious drink is popular everywhere in the world, including France. The documentary film by Meriem Lay asks whether there isn’t a much more acidic reality behind television adds depicting farmers literally […]

23 Feb

Understanding a broken system: a talk on food waste by Daniel Douglas Food waste

Three billion people could be fed with the food that we waste globally, and more than 10% of Europe’s greenhouse gas emissions come from producing food that is never actually eaten. So why is so much food wasted before it even reaches the supermarket shelf? And what can we do to stop this happening?

30 Nov

Recycling everything is a way to battle climate change

Pascal Gbenou is a farmer, educator and activist from Benin. He leads the Regional Organisation for Cooperation among Rice Farmers of West Africa, a union that attempts to negotiate with different rice production stakeholders to make the crop sustainable and profitable. With his colleagues, he has run two agriculture schools for more than 24 years. […]

22 Nov

Having your own seed means independence

Shiba Desor is an Indian researcher focusing on environmental issues. As both a researcher and activist she has been involved in the conservation of forests under the care of  local communities. For the past few years she has been interested in human’s life-long relationship with food. Recently, she and three other colleagues published a book about […]

16 Nov

We need to fundamentally transform our food system

We bring you an interview with Su-Ming Khoo, a lecturer at the National University of Ireland’s School of Political Science and Sociology who participated in the International Forum Menu for Change. In her research she focuses, for example, on human rights, alternative economics, consumer activism and sustainable development. The video recording of the interview can […]

4 Nov

Teachers from nine European countries meet in Prague

The international Forum for Change Menu took place at Impact Hub in Prague from October 21st to October 23rd, 2016. The event was organized by Glopolis as part of the educational project Menu for Change, which is focused on responsible food consumption. What should we eat now and in the future to feed ourselves and […]

22 Sep

Menu for Change International Forum

By 2050 our world will have to feed 10 billion people although it is already struggling with a changing climate and questionable economic and political paradigms. How can it be done without worsening living conditions of people, and causing further depletion of natural resources?

We are wondering what is happening to our world, while we know that as citizens of economically developed countries we consume by far most of its resources and are making the world follow our path.

Let’s ask how can we regenerate the Planet and societies. Let´s look for what can help us embracing complexities, in order to be able to bring positive changes. The international Forum Menu for Change will gather European Eco-School teachers and civil society representatives to think and experience together how to work with big questions of our times and integrate them in our daily practice of education and awareness raising.

13 Sep

Eco garden in Romanian Kindergarten Biodiversity Fair and Local Food systems

Children from kindergarten in Cosoveni, Romania, called “The Little Dolphins” learned how to grown their own tomatoes in re-used plastic bottles. Children have a chance to work with soil and explore how their food is grown. A teacher organized for children planting of a hanging eco-garden. Together with Mrs. teacher children cut holes in one […]

13 Sep

Responsible-Code song Responsible consumption

Children from primary school Birzebbuga in Malta wrote and recorded a project song! If you listen carefully you will discover several aspects of responsible food consumption hidden in a lyrics. Don’t be afraid to sing along!   Lyrics We make choices that are good and wise Listen to our advice! Fruits and vegetables our farmers […]

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