Many of us see the food on our plate without really knowing its story: where and how it was produced, and the impact its production has on people, communities and the environment.
Yet, food production is currently responsible for a number of environmental and social issues, while becoming more vulnerable to the consequences of the very same issues it feeds into. With increasing temperatures, decreasing availability of arable land and a growing world population, our food system can no longer afford to continue with unsustainable practices - it must undergo a massive transformation.
Part of the problem is that many of us have lost touch with where our food comes from. That’s why we created FoodUnfolded® - a global digital platform designed to reconnect people with their food and empower them to change our food system for the better.
Our articles, videos and podcasts will take you on a journey through our food system, covering everything from where our food comes from and how it’s made, to the chemistry behind food and how it affects our bodies, to the impact that food production can have on people and the environment - and innovations and alternative practices that could help reduce that impact.
Learning more about our food and its origins can deeply impact our food choices, the system our choices affect and ultimately, help protect our planet. By bringing facts and stories to life, we hope to help you navigate these everyday decisions through knowledge. Together, we can transform the future of our food.
FoodUnfolded®, an EIT Food activity, has received funding from the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT), a body of the European Union, under Horizon Europe, the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation.
FoodUnfolded® isn’t just about food - it’s also about people. That’s why we share stories about the past, present, and future of food; to shed light on how food is deeply intertwined with our lives and societies.
But FoodUnfolded® is more than just a digital platform – it’s a community. We’re creating a space that bridges misunderstandings and creates trust to foster a new relationship between everyone in the food system, including consumers, academics, experts and those in the food industry. We believe that conversation is key, so we aim to engage with our audience in constructive discussion wherever possible. We’re always interested in hearing about your ideas, feedback and experiences with food and its production system, so if you want to join our community, follow us on Instagram or sign-up for our newsletter.
FoodUnfolded® is committed to being an accurate, accountable, and non-partisan source of information on food and the food system, providing tools to discern valuable information from false or superficial sources in the contradictory landscape of traditional and online media.
We are conscious that in order to help our audience make evidence-based decisions in their daily lives, our content needs to be reliable. For this reason, our content is always thoroughly referenced and rigorously fact-checked. We rely on an ever-growing network of experts, scientists, and key players in the food system to discuss the findings of our in-depth research.
The support of EU funding by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology allows us to retain editorial independence on the content we produce. We use our editorial freedom to tell any story as we see it, and to employ an agenda-free, balanced, and nuanced approach. We only cover existing research and alternatives and solutions that present real potential, but we also trust our audience to make their own conscious decisions once informed about the facts.
We are also aware, and respect that food is a highly personal topic, and everyone’s experience with food is different. That’s why we mindfully source important stories from different regions, countries and cultures from all over the world - something that is made possible by the diversity of our pool of contributors and experts, as well as that of our audience.