The need to change both the way we consume and produce is recognized as a key objective in pursuing sustainable development and equitable access to food for all.
An in-depth analysis of “sustainable consumption” invites us not only to take another look at the viability and definition of the current economic model based on a market economy, but also to question production and distribution methods as well as design processes.
The food system is cyclical and includes the following elements: production and collection, processing, distribution, access, consumption and waste management. Looking at the complete food cycle allows us to imagine changes in the food system to create local, healthy and sustainable systems.
The City of Montreal 2021 economic recovery plan includes measures to support and develop urban food independence and agriculture through 3 main areas:
- Set up a biofood innovation hub based on
the circular economy
- Accelerate the commercialization and development of urban agriculture initiatives
- Accelerate the development of Montreal’s public markets and increase the amount of fresh products available
PME MTL and CESIM want to encourage more people and entrepreneurs to continue thinking about the business models we want to see in the coming years.