Persone, alimentazione e ambiente.

BCFN YES! 2013

The grass is always greener on the other side; thanks to you!

Monica Pianosi
Monica Pianosi
Italy
De Montfort University
Italy
Anna Strzelecka
Anna Strzelecka
UK
De Montfort University
UK

BCFN YES is the perfect opportunity to bring together the skills from our studies and personal interests, applying them to contribute to overall sustainability.

In contemporary society people depend on food from distant sources. Thanks to cheap non-renewable fossil fuels, the food we usually eat is being transported for long distance from producer to consumer with rising demand for processed and out-of-season products. On the other hand, an increasing number of people is concerned about the problem and would like to consume food produced locally. Nevertheless, many obstacles can be in the way: people who have the resources (e.g. garden space) do not have the skills and the time, but people who have the skills and the time do not have the physical resources. Grounding on the potentialities offered by social media the GIMBY application is proposed as a solution. It helps to build and maintain neighbourly relationships and to create a network of people who want to share their skills and resources for a more sustainable, local, and auto production of food based on crowdsourcing.

Shortlisted projects

USA

USA

Crickets and Sudangrass: An Alternative Approach to Feeding the World
Zachary Dashner
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Taiwan

Taiwan

An Internet Food Platform for Global Information, Exchange and Transaction
Chloe Yin Yin Lo
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Indonesia

Indonesia

THE MIRACULOUS MORINGA
Musawwir Muhtar
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Italy

Italy

REFOOD: fair and tasty. A responsible practice of consumption.
Giulia Del Bosco
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Canada

Canada

Youth Food Policy Committee Action Team
Cassandra Ly
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Italy

Italy

The grass is always greener on the other side; thanks to you!
Monica Pianosi
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Italy

Italy

i-dontwaste: self-monitoring and improving our food wasting attitude
Maurizio Garrione
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India

India

The Health Footprint - Making Food Sustainability a Trend
Aastha Malhotra
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Nepal

Nepal

Learn from Arabs: Focus on comparative advantage to ensure food security
Raj Uprety
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