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SLU Future Food

is a platform that stimulates and develops cross-disciplinary research and collaboration for economically, ecologically and socially sustainable food systems.

Interdisciplinary Academy (IDA)

The call is now open for the third year of Interdisciplinary Academy (IDA) 2024-2025. IDA is a programme where a group of SLU researchers is offered the opportunity to collaborate across disciplinary boundaries on complex issues in the broad field of green transformation.

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Food & Cities

Food & Cities is a collaboration between SLU Future Food and SLU Urban Futures and explores the systemic relations of food systems and urban development and how these relationships influence the transformation towards sustainable societies. 



One of SLU Future Foods' most important tasks is to promote interdisciplinary collaborations. Find out more on our theme page on interdisciplinarity how to increase your knowledge and experience of an interdisciplinary approach.

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Meat: the Four Futures

Are our choices in the grocery store based on facts, values, habits, or simply a gut feeling of what feels right? This podcast takes a holistic view of the future of meat, exploring four very different future scenarios. The goal is to provide a broadened perspective in the polarised debate about meat and to pave the way for informed decisions.

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Ongoing projects

Projects that SLU Future Food financially supports and is a partner in are listed here. All projects are important for sustainable food systems and most of them have a cross-disciplinary approach.

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Cross-disciplinary Read & Reflect Circle

Starting in August 2024, SLU Future Food now initiates a new cross-disciplinary Read & Reflect Circle lead by the educator and facilitator Pernilla Glaser. The circle will host four occasions during the fall 2024 and welcomes colleagues from both SLU and Uppsala University.

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Biogas secures sustainable Swedish energy and food production

This policy brief from SLU Future Food provides a series of recommendations aimed at strengthening Swedish biogas and biofertiliser production, while highlighting the need for cross-sectoral coordination.

Biogas production plant. In the foreground yellow rape field, in the background blue sky and wind turbins. Photo.



Published: 04 June 2024 - Page editor: futurefood@slu.se