Floriade Dialogues Summit: 10x inspiring Changemaker stories
Every Changemaker has another interesting story to tell, so we selected the most inspiring interviews, podcasts and videos for you. Dive into their stories and get inspired!
1. Carolyn Steel
“We can use food as a really powerful tool to shape the world.”
Carolyn Steel is a leading thinker on food and cities. In this inspiring TEDtalk she discusses the daily miracle of feeding a city, and shows how ancient food routes shaped the modern world.
2. Ryan Gellert
“What we eat does more than just fill our stomachs and nourish our bodies; good food lifts our spirits and helps us understand the world a little better.”
Yvon Chouinard, founder, Patagonia
Ryan Gellert is the general manager for activist outdoor brand Patagonia. In the USA, Patagonia has their own line of sustainable food products: Patagonia Provisions. How and why does a clothing company aim to fix the broken food chain? They made a documentary to show it!
3. Asma Khan
“From the beginning, I wanted to let the world know who Asma Khan was.”
In the podcast The Food Chain chef Asma Khan shares five dishes that tell her life story: a women who defied her birth right and went on to run one of London’s top restaurants.
4. Dorothy Shaver
“The journey to improve human and planetary health can be one and the same.”
Dorothy Shaver is Global Sustainability lead for Knorr and dietitian at Unilever. At Knorr, she took the lead in putting together a 50 Future Foods Report, in which 50 foods we should eat more are described. In this interview she describes why it matters to eat more diverse and sustainable.
5. Ruud Zanders
“I want to produce eggs that are friendly for the animal, the environment and also for people.”
Ruud Zanders is an entrepreneur who made a revolutionary change in poultry farming with his company Kipster. What will the role of animals be in the food system of the future? Het explains his view in the podcast Investing in Regenerative Agriculture.
6. Marianne Thieme
“With the movie #Powerplant I want to show what you can do to make a change.”
Marianne Thieme is the co-founder of the Partij voor de Dieren (Party of the Animals), filmmaker and activist. She made a documentary about the future of a plant-based diet: #Powerplant. Watch the trailer to get an idea of the documentary, or make some time to watch the whole film!
7. Claire Pritchard
“When I started to dive into food and it’s environmental and health impact, it completely caught my imagination.”
Claire Pritchard is co-founder and Chair of the London Food Board, which advises the Mayor of London and the London Assembly to help all Londoners access healthy, affordable and sustainable food. In this interview she shares insights from her daily working life.
8. Carla Cammilla Hjort
“You need to be adaptable and sometimes fight for what you believe in.”
Carla Cammilla Hjort is a cultural designer and activist. She’s the woman behind multiple communities such as ArtRebels and Space10. In this interview you can read all about her path of becoming such a successful designer.
9. Kisilu Musya
“We aim to use the film as a tool to create an arena where farmers, NGOs and local decision makers can meet to identify local challenges and discuss suitable climate solutions.”
Kisilu Musya is a small-scale Kenyan farmer who started filming his environment and the damages of climate change. This resulted in the award-winning film Thank You for the Rain. This film is produced by the Norwegian production company Differ Media. They make sure every film they produce addresses urgent topics, like climate justice or hunger, and they also carry the responsibility to use their films as a platform for change. Read about the impact of Thank You for the Rain and see the change Kisilu and Differ Media have made!
10. Ndidi Nwuneli
“The only way to go far is by supporting each other.”
Ndidi Nwuneli is a social entrepreneur who’s committed to scaling social innovation on the African Continent. In this TED talk she shares her life story and gives insights about the book Rage for Change: a practical guide for young people who desire to make a positive, lasting change within their community.
Floriade Dialogues Summit: Changemakers in Food
Changemakers in Food is the second edition of the Floriade Dialogues Summit. An annual summit as an introduction to the Floriade Expo 2022. The goal is to create a platform for debate and international exchange. Check out the whole program of the Floriade Dialogues Summit 2020 about Changemakers in Food.
The Changemakers of the Floriade Dialogues Summit 2020: Dorothy Shaver, Asma Khan, Claire Pritchard, Kisilu Musya, Marianne Thieme, Carla Cammilla Hjort, Ruud Zanders, Ndidi Nwuneli