LET'S TAKE CARE OF NATURE
Our food system depends on it!
Nature reveals the treasures around us, that nourish and sustain us. We have a collective responsibility to protect, preserve and restore nature’s resources to help end biodiversity loss, reduce climate impact and ensure a more sustainable food system. As individuals we must rethink what we buy and use and become conscious consumers. Only by doing our part, can we allow nature to heal and ensure a better and healthier future for everyone.
Learn, Share, Act!
We believe radical social change happens when we all unite, become knowledgeable and take simple actions in our daily lives. We hope to be a place of inspiration, where you can Learn, Share, and Act, starting in the kitchen - cooking with love, for people and the planet.
What is Biodiversity?
How does food waste harm biodiversity?
About 1.3 billion tons of food are wasted each year—four times the amount needed to feed the more than 800+ million people who are malnourished. It’s time to reconsider food. Around the globe, food production, distribution, management and waste threaten wildlife, wild places and the planet itself. Today, 7.3 billion people consume 1.6 times what the earth’s natural resources can supply. By 2050, the world’s population will reach 9 billion and the demand for food will double. So how do we produce more food for more people without expanding the land and water already in use? We can’t double the amount of food. Fortunately we don’t have to, we have to double the amount of food available instead. In short, we must freeze the footprint of food. Read More
How can we ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns?
Worldwide material consumption has expanded rapidly, as has material footprint per capita, seriously jeopardizing the achievement of Sustainable Development Goal 12 and the Goals more broadly. Urgent action is needed to ensure that current material needs do not lead to the overextraction of resources or to the degradation of environmental resources, and should include policies that improve resource efficiency, reduce waste and mainstream sustainability practices across all sectors of the economy. Read more.
How is food waste linked to zoonotic diseases like COVID-19?
Why is Biodiversity important?
Why are bees important?
IT'S TIME FOR NATURE!
Listen to our founder Chef Massimo Bottura’s message and commit to one act of kindness for people and the planet. Every gesture has value!
THE GARDEN OF CASA MARIA LUIGIA
Follow our President Lara Gilmore around the beautiful gardens of Casa Maria Luigia - Massimo and Lara's bed&breakfast in the Emilian countryside - as she shows us how important bees are for the ecosystem and shares a few tips on eating healthy while respecting the environment.
WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU!
Share with us why you believe it’s time #ForNature and tell us about your act of love for people and the planet.
Action 1: Take Action #ForNature
On June 5th, World Environment Day, become part of the global movement - Read the Manifesto and raise your voice #ForNature by posting your message on social media tagging FFS and using the hashtags #ForNature #WorldEnvironmentDay #CookingisAnActofLove
Action 2: Be a Conscious Consumer and Cook
Take these immediate steps to reduce food waste and your environmental footprint:
Shift your diet to more environmentally friendly foods, especially your main protein sources by selecting from Future 50 Foods to protect Biodiversity.
Explore how to buy locally produced products and foods.
Reduce Food Waste, Recycle and Repurpose by preserving foods, freezing ahead and composting.
Help create environments for our ecosystem to thrive by leaving some wild green spaces in your garden where pollinators and ground dwelling insects can thrive.
Reduce use of plastics by purchasing foods in bulk to minimize packaging, use reusable items such as food boxes, straws, silverware and shopping bags.
Download Food for Soul “Tips in the Kitchen” in partnership with
Take inspiration from Massimo Bottura's Summer Vegetables and Beans recipe from Bread is Gold and become a more conscious consumer and cook.