EAT Foundation

Founding Year: 2016

Staff: 26

Budget: ~$6m

Alessandro Demaio (CEO)

A non-profit founded by the Stordalen Foundation, the Stockholm Resilience Centre and the Welcome Trust “to catalyze a food system transformation” to feed a growing global population with healthy food. The three organizations intend to use their experience in health, science, policy, and sustainability to convene experts and decision-makers toward this objective. Intends to stimulate interdisciplinary research on food issues, and to improve nutrition and food safety. Concerned with obesity and non-communicable diseases, climate change, and ecosystem degradation. Hosts the annual EAT Stockholm Food Forum, an interdisciplinary group of science, politics, business and civil society.

Initiatives:

Publications:

  • Annual Report
  • A library of articles, blog, news coverage, talks, and podcasts
  • Press
  • Newsletter
  • HIGHLIGHT:
    • Food in the Anthropocene (Jan 2019, 47p; 30p summary). The EAT Foundation along with The Lancet, have formed the EAT-Lancet Commission on Healthy Diets from Sustainable Food Systems. The 37 scientists from 16 countries, led by Walter Willett and Johan Rockström, warn that most of the world population is inadequately nourished and many environmental systems and processes are pushed beyond safe boundaries by current food production. A global transformation of the food system “is urgently needed” to feed a future population of 10 billion people, by increasing consumption of healthy foods (fruits, vegetables, nuts, whole grains, legumes) and decreasing consumption of unhealthy foods (red meat, sugar, refined grains).

Events:

EAT Foundation contributes to the following Sustainable Development Goals


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