Scenarios of the food turnaround

  • Harald Lemke & Jens Flammann
  • Geist Heidelberg, Workshop

Our food system is suffering from the consequences of climate change and the vicious circle of profit maximization and waste of resources. In addition, it is embedded in a questionable consumer culture in which appreciation for our livelihoods and our food is often lacking. Constant cultural criticism and the call for ethical standards are important because they get debates rolling.
At the same time, we are facing radical changes in the area of nutrition in which no one should be left behind: An entire society needs new perspectives for a prosperous coexistence – sustainable solutions for the future are in demand.

But where to start in a densely networked system?

In the workshop, participants will discuss effective approaches for helping to shape local and regional food systems. The focus will be on food councils as a political instrument for democratizing food, because:
Everyone is eating – and more and more people are thinking about it.

Harald Lemke is a philosopher, book author and director of the International Forum Gastrosophy, a transdisciplinary think tank on nutrition issues. He teaches at the Center for Gastrosophy at the University of Salzburg and at the Slow Food University of Gastronomic Sciences Pollenzo (Italy). In addition, he holds visiting professorships in Kyoto and Shanghai and is co-founder of the Nutrition Council Hamburg.

Jens Flammann is a graduate economist, social entrepreneur and freelance learning designer. He worked in business development for medium-sized companies and at the Center for European Economic Research (ZEW). In 2018, he initiated the Rhine-Neckar Nutrition Council. Flammann focuses on sustainability in the environmental, social and economic sense as well as policy innovations in municipalities.

Registration is mandatory:


Unfortunately, the event has to be cancelled.