Food Tribunal judgment of jury

Experts from the fields of retail, science, culture, politics and agrofood all came together on April 5, 2012 to participate in the Food Tribunal in The Hague. The two-hour session was officially opened by mayor Jozias van Aartsen. Next the discussion focused on how to tackle the problem of  feeding the world's future population, inspired by three cases developed under the umbrella of the Foodprint program (City Pig, Foodscape Schilderswijk and Park Supermarkt).

Check out more photos of this event in the
Food Tribunal photo album

The jury released the following statement:

1. Goodbye City! Hallo Provinces!
The solution to the problem lies outside the city limits, not inside the city. Big changes in urban planning are required.

2. Pay the True Price
The price of a product should be a reflection of the true costs (co2, energy, transportation, environmental production values). A farmer should be able to live off his land and products. 

3. Don't be scared of technology
We need new technological developments in order to be able to keep feeding ourselves in a safe and sound way.

4. Bring consumer and producer back together again
Promote and organize farmers markets, start a crowdfunding system for farmers (Community Supported Agriculture). For example: Park Supermarkt.

5. Grow food for your own consumption
Growing food is a profession, but it can also be used to unite people. Learn from Foodscape Schilderswijk as a model.

6. Promote projects like City Pig in order to start a discussion
Projects and ideas that seem impossible are a great kick-start for change.

More about the Food Tribunal: click here
List of Council and Jury members: click here

Foodprint. Food for the city
is a program initiated by art and architecture center Stroom Den Haag, that focuses on the influence food can have on the culture, shape and functioning of the city. Artists, architects, scientists and food experts show how food can contribute to a healthy, green and sustainable city.
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