A BCFN exhibition in the heart of Europe

A BCFN exhibition in the heart of Europe

September 26, 2017

A BCFN exhibition in the heart of Europe

In a location which represents the world of non-profits and European foundations, the BCFN is promoting a new exhibition on the issues it’s devoted to: food sustainability and best practices for a more sustainable future.

From September 18 to November 10 in the European capital of Brussels, Philanthropy House will host an exhibition titled “Weighing Less on Our Future: Our Food Choices Count!”. Easy-to-understand infographics from the BCFN will provide visitors with up-to-date information on the current state of food sustainability, based on the foundation’s various scientific research activities and awareness-raising efforts in the field. 

We want to accompany the visitor on a journey to discover food that’s truly good. In light of the 2030 Agenda from the United Nations, this show is designed to increase awareness about the need to adopt more sustainable diets”, explained the Barilla Foundation.

Decorating the hall and the large windows of the exhibition space (and visible from the outside as well), the panels will shed light on all the topics and elements that are common to both the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (LINK) and agriculture. In addition, all the issues the BCFN is devoted to will be represented, with concise explanations and supporting data: from nutritional challenges to reducing food waste, even the idea of more sustainable, less “voracious” farming in terms of water consumption and the use of environmental resources. Holding a place of honour among the panels will be the Double Pyramid, a useful tool to help people understand how individual and collective actions relate to food sustainability.


The exhibition space also features a cinema hall and an interactive space where visitors can “browse” the four main BCFN initiatives: the Food Sustainability Index, the Media Award, the Food Sustainability Report and BCFN Yes!, the research grant contest for young people.

The exhibition is open to the public, free, and viewable during the opening hours of Philanthropy House. In addition, children and teachers can take advantage of a special programme designed for schools and educators.

Scheduled just before its annual Forum in Milan, the exhibition signals an important time for the BCFN with a series of initiatives that will take place right in the heart of Europe. Brussels is, after all, the city that the European Parliament calls home, and where important decisions for the future of sustainable food, such as updates to the Common Agricultural Policy, are made.


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