The Barilla Center for Food and Nutrition (BCFN) held its second annual YES! contest, which invites university students and young researchers from around the globe to come up with and submit innovations that seek to find solutions “which can resolve the great food paradoxes on our planet.” This year’s BCFN YES! topic was “Food and Sustainability: how to reduce our environmental impact, guaranteeing health and food access for all.” The ideas that were chosen proposed creative solutions that ranged from youth organization and action campaigns to biscuit fortification and even bugs.
The finalists listed below—all of whom are under 30 and from countries all over the world including Indonesia, Nepal, Italy, and the United States—will have the opportunity to present their ideas at this year’s Fifth International Forum on Food and Nutrition in Milan November 26th-27th. They will also have the chance to receive the EU€1,000 BCFN YES! scholarship, as well as participate in a BCFN 2014 research project.
Zachary Dashner, Nicholas Talken, and Rémy Moens (U.S.)
Crickets and Sudangrass: An Alternative Approach to Feeding the World
Giulia Del Bosco and Francesca Cofini (Italy)
Refood: Fair and Tasty. A Responsible Practice of Consumption
Maurizio Garrione, Alessandro Cicerale, and Simone Racca (Italy)
I-DONTWASTE: Self-Monitoring and Improving Our Food Wasting Attitude
Yin Yin Lo, Sunny Hsiao Mei Cheng, and Patrick Kuan Yu Lin (Taiwan)
An Internet Food Platform for Global Information, Exchange and Transaction
Cassandra Ly and Annie Liang (Canada)
Youth Food Policy Action Team
Aastha Malhotra, Toshaali Ghosh, and Tanya Srivastava (India)
The Health Footprint – Making Food Sustainability a Trend
Makame Mahmud, Rahsin Jamil, and Al-Jameel Jawad Khan (Bangladesh)
Musawwir Muhtar, Zul Astri Nur, and Sujardin Syarifuddin (Indonesia)
Fortified Moringa Oleifera Biscuit for Nutrient Deficiency and Malnutrition
Monica Pianosi (Italy) and Anna Strzelecka (United Kingdom)
The Grass is Always Greener on the Other Side; Thanks to You!
Raj Uprety and Puja Karanjeet (Nepal)
Learn from Arabs: Focus on Comparative Advantage to Ensure Food Security