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BCFN YES! 2012

BCFN YES! 2012

In 2012, the first edition of the BCFN Young Earth Solution was held, a competition for young international students and researchers on the theme of sustainable food. BCFN YES! was born with the aim of providing a platform for young people and bright ideas on themes linked to sustainable food as part of the 4th International Forum on Food, organised by the BCFN and whose objective was to create a debate and discussion with leading experts from the international scene of food, nutrition and sustainability.

Federica Marra was awarded first prize for her project on the redevelopment of abandoned buildings to create communities for young people involved in farming, the preparation and sale of local products.

Winner Projects

 Federica Marra

Federica Marra

Italy

Leiden University, The Netherlands
Italy

I was encouraged to participate to this competition by the increasing commitment towards world's food issues fostered by my Master's research on food waste.

MANNA FROM OUR ROOF

In response to urbanized spaces’ alienation from food production and its ecological, recreational and economic values, it is necessary to reconceptualise the cities from the key viewpoint of sustainability and to educate its citizens about a new ecology of food. The manna FromOurRoof project will engage young people across the OECD countries in an international network of activities combining education, communication and business: participants will actively take part in cultivation, preservation, cooking and sale of local food products. By the means of roof gardens, window farms and edible walls, the facilities they will be working in will be providing the urban community with fresh and local produce, while taking care of their own energy supply, water and waste. The participants will personally cook the greens they themselves will be cultivating, while also attending cooking classes and talks by international food, nutrition and sustainability experts. Moreover, they will sell the yield surplus in the buildings’ shop, city markets and the Internet. The project will encourage environmentally responsible behaviour, create a short loop between producers and consumers, support local production and promote cultural, didactical and agricultural tourism, in order to revitalize the cultural, environmental and social importance of food.

Shortlisted projects

Italy

Double Pyramid - from theory to food label
Francesca Allievi
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Italy

Make eat!
Marina Bassani
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Polonia

Sustainability in the School Foodservice
Katarzyna Dembska
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Italy

How much water do you need to be a chef?
Marta Antonelli
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Georgia

WASTE-FREE, REGENT-FREE AND ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY COMBINED TECHNOLOGY FOR PROCESSING OF FRUIT AND VEGETABLES
Natia Bejanidze
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France

Sensorial marketing as an innovative tool to promote healthier food consumption for children
Zoë Watteaux
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USA

The GoodFood App
Behtash Bahador
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Italy

Assessment and stimulation of healthy and sustainable eating behaviours: A serious game project to support appropriate food choices
Elena Cadel
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Indonesia

Fresh microalgae paste stabilization as food substitute
Wahyu Wijaya
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EGLE BERNADETTE ZAPPARRATA

EGLE BERNADETTE ZAPPARRATA

Italy

Università degli Studi di Palermo
Italy

" It's impossible not to communicate. " I have always believed in the first axiom of Watzlawick. A blind has refuted it. I closed my eyes and I understood.

BRAND FOR ALL

The project proposal is to open the food market to consumers who are blind. Imagine you to be blind. The food market is not available for us. We have purchasing power, but we cannot buy. We want to choose but it is not allowed. We are excluded from any autonomous choice. We do not know what we eat. The market make we become addicted: we always must rely on someone else. There is a barrier between the food and us. It can be destroyed with the Braille. The blind consumer may use his different reading abilities to know and identify foods that are offered in the market. Thousands of blind people are waiting to be satisfied by an underperforming market perception. Designing and producing in an accessible way, is very important considering the possible benefits of such an investment. Without any indication blind people will never have direct access to the products; in particular it is denied the access to the products of the brands that will decide not communicate to those who cannot see. The severity of disability will be greater in a society is not equipped to overcome it.
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