The Covid-19 pandemic has transformed many aspects of our lives in the past months. It has helped underline the importance of a robust and resilient food system that functions in all circumstances.
There is also an increasing awareness, both across businesses and society more broadly, of the interrelations between our health, ecosystems, supply chains, consumption patterns and planetary boundaries. It’s clear that we need to do much more to keep ourselves and the planet healthy as we prepare for future challenges to our food system – whether pandemics, extreme weather, changing climate, natural disasters or new pests.
IGD has developed five hypotheses of how sustainability could evolve. The report takes a deeper dive into the specifics of sustainability.
As we emerge from this crisis phase and look ahead, the sustainability issues faced by the UK food system remain as significant as they were before Covid-19, despite the disruption and challenges posed. There are some new tensions to manage, yet the same issues exist.
In this webinar, we’ll explore these with two of IGD’s experts in this area, examining and suggesting implications for now and longer term.