HOW CAN WE ENSURE THE PROVISION OF HEALTHY, ECO-FRIENDLY FOOD TO A RAPIDLY GROWING POPULATION AND SECURE A SAFER FUTURE FOR ALL?

Consultation from January 20th, 2020 to June 7th, 2020
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The results of the consultation

This Consultation is closed

6,5k food professionals around the world have taken part in the consultation and committed alongside SIAL Paris to initiate a new dynamic of transition, reinvention and global social responsibility for the food industry. Thank you for your participation !
Health, transparency, eco-responsibility, food justice – the pandemic has brought the deep issues impacting our industry into the spotlight. Never has the need for change and reinvention been so strong. Food professionals of the world, we are calling on you to pool your collective intelligence, to develop the solutions together, as a community, to offer food that’s healthy, balanced, eco-friendly, fair and accessible to the greatest number. 

In October, the 2020 edition of SIAL Paris is set to launch a new dynamic by opening debate around a powerful and unifying theme: #Own the Change. At a time of transitions, reinventions and global social responsibility, we want to unite food professionals across the world around the major transformations taking place in the industry.

‍We will always need to eat, but the changes on the horizon are huge. Between now and 2030, the worldwide population will rise from 7.6 to 8.6 billion (United Nations Report,  2017). This enormous increase represents an immense challenge for the food community. Making sure there will be enough to eat obviously comes before innovation, but there are new paradigms to take into account: producing more while polluting less, exploring new supply sources, becoming more transparent…

New approaches have to initiated or reinforced that respect people and the environment. That’s why SIAL Paris is urging the food community to seize the reins of change and imagine tomorrow’s solutions together.  

“Our rapport with food is changing and we have to make new choices. We have to urgently re-think our relationship with agriculture and the transformation and distribution of products to deliver consumers an experience that makes sense. At the SIAL, we believe that business performance is only meaningful if it brings improvements to health, the environment and society as a whole. Our role is to understand, analyze and incite change by giving our exhibitors and visitors, who are the first to be affected, the keys to create the solutions of the future. 
Nicolas Trentesaux, General Director of the SIAL Network

SIAL is committed. We are a founding member of the Great Cause “How can we enable everyone to eat better” with Make.org and its partners. The aim is to give strong, international resonance to the best propositions from the public, generate avenues for development through own consultation with the worldwide food industry and put the ideas into action collectively.  
Please join us. We want to mobilize all food professionals in all their diversity. Propose your solutions on make.org from the beginning of April to the end of May and participate in their concrete development at SIAL Paris in October!  

Initiated by:

Croix-rouge Française

in partnership with :

Foodclicks
Foodclicks
EVmi
Foodclicks
Foodclicks
Foodclicks
Foodclicks
Milestones
January 20
Launch of the French consultation
April 7
Launch of the
international consultation
July 2020
sharing of global results
From 18 to 22 October 2020
During SIAL Paris, companies, experts and major witnesses transform the best proposals into concrete actions

somekey figures

98.5%
of European Retailers consider sustainability as a key factor in product sourcing
(ITC International Trade Centre survey 2019)
68%
of consumers across the world say they were willing to pay extra for sustainable goods
(Nielsen survey panel conducted in 60 countries worldwide)
9/10
of consumers express the need for transparency about food products
(Food 360 Kantar and Sial survey)
mobilisation on general interest :

Make.org's approach based on consensus

We are convinced that societal changes can only come from common ideas. This is why Make.org's approach always consists in looking for the common ground upon which collective engagement can be built. Our society is becoming more and more fragmented, we believe that involving citizens in those shared ideas is the best way to reconcile society and handle our disagreements.
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Why this consultation?
Health, transparency, eco-responsibility, food justice – the pandemic has brought the deep issues impacting our industry into the spotlight. Never has the need for change and reinvention been so strong. Food professionals of the world, we are calling on you to pool your collective intelligence, to develop the solutions together, as a community, to offer food that’s healthy, balanced, eco-friendly, fair and accessible to the greatest number.
THIS CONSULTATION WAS INITIATED BY
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The 2020 edition of SIAL Paris is set to launch a new dynamic by opening debate around a powerful and unifying theme: #Own the Change. Through multiple actions and especially this consultation, SIAL Paris wants to unite food professionals across the world around the major transformations taking place in the industry. The answers of food professionals in France and all around the world helped highlight 9 key ideas.
key figures
6 593
participants
353
proposals
16 764
votes
9 key ideas
Promote the  consumption  of local, organic and seasonal produce
Foster a more sustainable agriculture
Reduce  the production and use of packaging, especially plastic, and encourage alternatives
Increase product   transparency (quality and environmental impact) 
Increase consumption of plant-based foods as well as develop plant-based sectors
Reduce the production and consumption of overly sweet, salty or processed products and promote healthy foods
Raise awareness about the food of tomorrow, especially among the young
Reduce waste and encourage redistribution 
Pay farmers better and help smallholders financially
MAPPING OF THE DEBATE
Cited Topics
Cited Solutions
Cited Stakeholders
MOST DISCUSSED SOLUTIONS
The controversial proposals have received as many positive votes as negative votes (their support rate is between 33% and 66%). Here are the most controversial proposals from the consultation. 
We should stop making the small farms pay for the (ORGANIC) logo.
We should stop consuming animals and products from monocultures and polluting cultures.
We should forbid slaughter and transportation of animals further than 150km from the breeding area, for the environment and animal welfare.
We should tax, at an EU scale, food and package waste from food companies.
We should support restaurant professionals to develop their plant-based range.
We should ban highly sweetened products.
WHO PARTICIPATED TO THIS CONSULTATION?
Top 20 Countries
Top 20 Countries - 1/2
Top 20 Countries - 2/2
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