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WWF and Knorr launch The Future 50 Foods

WWF has partnered with Knorr, one of the world’s largest food brands, to help to tackle the negative impact of our food system on the environment.

Together, we’ve launched The Future 50 Foods report, a collection of diverse plant-based foods from around the world that can boost the nutritional value of our meals whilst reducing the environmental impact of our food supply.

The launch of the report follows the release of WWF’s Living Planet Report, which highlights the devastating impact of the global food system. As the biggest driver of nature loss on the planet, it is changing our climate, devastating wildlife and is the leading cause of deforestation.

That's why we’re working with Knorr to inspire chefs, retailers and shoppers to adopt a greater variety of plant-based ingredients.

Visit Knorr’s website for Future 50 recipes and tips

The report combines some familiar ingredients, such as lentils, wild rice and kale, with less well-known foods like fonio, pumpkin flowers and cactus. Many of these have higher yields than the crops we currently rely on and several are tolerant of challenging weather and environmental conditions, meaning they could not only reduce the land required for crops, but also prove invaluable in the face of growing climate uncertainty.

Greater diversity in our diets is essential as the lack of variety in agriculture is both bad for nature and a threat to food security. Currently 75 percent of the world’s food comes from just 12 plant and five animal species. It’s essential that we change our eating habits to ensure we protect our planet whilst feeding the growing global population.

Download the report