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To protect the biosphere, we must transform our food system and establish a sustainable food supply within planetary boundaries. We must save The Food Planet so that it can continue to feed us all.

The world’s population

The way we live, we need 1.6 Planet Earths, already today

We live in the Anthropocene, a planetary epoch defined by humans’ impact on the Earth’s geology and ecosystems. Our food systems represent an important part of that impact, accounting for a mounting burden we place on the biosphere, the planet’s thin layer of life.

Already, the global population stands at nearly 8 billion. As it rapidly increases—scientists predict it will grow by about 70 million per year and reach nearly 10 billion by 2050—we will put even more pressure on the planetary boundaries, with increasing risk of crossing critical tipping points for the Earth’s stability and resilience.

The biggest environmental award is all about food

We will not transform the current food system by only fine-tuning existing ways and means. We also have to make room for truly disruptive ideas. For this year and onwards, the Curt Bergfors Foundation has decided to increase the amount of money given to each winner - from $1 million to $2 million.

About the Prize

Curt Bergfors - Founder, Entrepreneur, and Philanthropist

Confident that the Food Planet can be nursed back to health, Mr. Bergfors launched the Food Planet Prize in 2019. He notably also founded QSR chain and responsible business pioneer MAX Burgers AB, as well as charities promoting healthcare and fighting poverty.

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