With support from the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation, we are piloting a Food Systems Lab to determine policy options to address one of the century’s biggest challenges: preventing food waste.

We are using a Social Innovation Lab approach, which strategically brings together a variety of stakeholders gain a deep understanding of the system, then identify and prototype innovations and opportunities that can address root causes of challenges.

Long-term outcomes of the Food Systems Lab are:

  • Tangible solutions that reduce food from being wasted and add efficiency to the food system;
  • National level policies to support a sustainable food system that conserves water and energy, enhances ecosystems, and mitigates climate change; and
  • Equitable collaboration between stakeholders in the food system, especially those from marginal communities.

The Food Systems Lab is being piloted over a one-year period in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

If you wish to learn more about the Food Systems Lab, please email info@foodsystemslab.ca.

Our Sponsors and Partners

Thank you to the generous sponsors and partners for supporting our work.

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