Meeting in London explores chefs' roles in UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Friday, Jul 19, 2019

Assistant Vice President Smitha Haneef and Executive Chef Brad Ortega met with scientists and chefs at Kew Gardens in July to discuss the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Of particular interest is the Chef’s Manifesto, created by the SDG2 Advocacy Hub, that outlines how chefs contribute to SDGs

"We want to understand the science that is being generated globally about food systems and translate that through our operators in real time on our campus to build our community to be healthy and sustainable," says Haneef.

"At Kew I was pleasantly surprised by the number of postdocs and researchers who are so engaged. Around five years ago I was at Expo Milano and out of all the pavilions there The Hive caught most people’s attention. Between then and now, the dialogue on global food systems, provenance and prominence of food has accelerated.

An article from the Kew Gardens offers additional information about the global efforts.