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Youth World Food Day

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October 16, 2019

The Wageningen Youth Institute moves young people around the theme of food security, also at Youth World Food Day in Ede on October 16, 2019.

While food professionals were talking about circular food chains in the Mauritzkazerne in Ede, more than 200 young people were at the Smaakpark to tackle food waste.

The DIY festival started with a lunch prepared with vegetables that had been thrown away. The alderman of Ede had cycled along for the occasion and encouraged all those present to do instead of talk. There were encouraging words from abroad and the young people were able to talk to young people in Nigeria and Gaza via SharedStudio's. The Wageningen Youth Institute organised the "Fruit for all" workshop that provides insight into the complex issues surrounding food security. Important questions that we must answer if we all want to have enough food in 2050. With a Kahoot Quiz everyone could test their knowledge. During the festival, groups of young people presented their ideas to combat food waste.

The winning high school students: ‘On 16 October we, Amy Schimmel, David van der Woude and Henk-Jan ter Haar from Technasium vwo 5 of the Johannes Fontanus College won the #zerowastechallenge competition with our app design EatYourFoodWaste. The app can combat food waste in a fun and innovative way. By winning the prize, our app will be really built! In this way we hope to contribute to the fight against food waste.’