For The Mansholt Letter Het Nieuwe Instituut and Slow Food collected visions and insights from food innovators, farmers, designers, policy makers and researchers from all over the world. Hear what they have to say about our food system and how they would like to rewrite the future.
Vandana Shiva, Environmental activist, founder Navdanya (India)
“Bypass clogged arteries of the system”
Deborah James, Director International Programs, Center for Economic and Policy Research (US)
"Our world is not for sale"
Patrick Holden, Founding Director, Sustainable Food Trust
"We need a revolution"
Renate Künast, Chairwoman Bündnis 90/ Die Grünen, former Minister of Agriculture (Germany)
"How can we feed ourselves?
John Kariuki Mwangi, Coordinator Slow Food (Kenya)
Andre Leu, President IFOAM Organic International (Australia)
"Educate and scale up good practices".
Mani Jorge Stanley Icaza, International Indian Treaty Council (Panama)
"Empower small-scale farmers."
Hanny van Geel, European Coordinator La Via Campesina (The Netherlands)
"Autonomy for producers and consumers"
Pema Gyamtsho, opposition leader, former Minister of Agriculture and Forests (Bhutan)
"Not at cost of environment"
Piet van Ijzendoorn, biodynamic farmer (The Netherlands)
"What is the true cost of food?"
Elizabeth Mpofu, General Coordinator La Via Campesina (Zimbabwe)
"What about small scale famers?"
Pablo Titonell, Professor Farming Systems Ecology, Wageningen UR (The Netherlands)
"We need multifunctional landscapes"
Emily Mattheisen, Habitat International Coalition (Egypt)
'We need to look locally'
Carlo Petrini, President Slow Food International (Italy)
'Mansholt's dream is still unrealised'