The global food system relies on just a fraction of foods. Just four crops – wheat, rice, maize and potato – provide 60 per cent of our calories. Relying on a limited amount of crops for our food is not only less nutritious but also less resilient in the face of disease, pests, and a changing climate.
At the recent Food Forever Solutions Summit, chefs were challenged to illustrate the urgency of food diversity by featuring lesser-used ingredients in dishes. The goal? Inspire participants from all walks of life to curb the habit of eating the same foods over and over again and add more diversity into their diets.