Never before has the world been so aware of the vulnerabilities – and opportunities – within our food systems. Conflicts continue to affect farmers’ access to fields and seeds while a changing climate disrupts the necessary weather patterns for crops to grow. Further down the supply chain, COVID-19 regulations have closed food markets – a key source of affordable food for many – and the hospitality sector at large completely side-lined for lengthy periods of time.
Despite these challenges, chefs throughout 2021 have continued to drive action for a food systems transformation by championing diverse ingredients in their kitchens and joining the Chefs’ Manifesto podcast; by sharing learnings on respecting our oceans and better feeding children at Chefs’ Manifesto Action Hub Gatherings and IG Takeovers; by educating consumers with delicious menus and recipes that celebrate local and seasonal ingredients. And much more!
To drive action on food systems transformation and good food for all in 2022, the 31 Days of Good Food social kit reviews highlights from 2021, including key moments, projects, campaigns and research findings, and calls attention to upcoming events. The kit includes 31 social tiles that elevate key developments in food systems, agriculture, health, climate and nutrition with accompanying drafted social media messaging. Please share this content across social media platforms.
Find below some of our 2021 highlights, and at the bottom of this page, a full set of links, assets and toolkit for download.
Interested in learning more about the Chefs’ Manifesto in 2021? Check out The Year That Was blog post for a full rundown!