ebbf basel breakfast - Sustainable Food - Fact or Fiction?
Sustainable Food – Fact or Fiction?
“The best way to predict the future is to design it.” Buckminster Fuller
As one group* says: “healthy and sustainable food – in other words, good food – should be produced, processed, bought, sold and eaten in ways that provide social benefits,contribute to thriving local economies that create good jobs and secure livelihoods, and enhance the health and variety of both plants and animals (and the welfare of farmed and wild creatures), protect natural resources such as water and soil, and help to tackle climate change.” Is this a personal, corporate or political question? How important is it? Find out from someone who is making the difference and see how we could too.
About The Speaker
Rafael Waber a young entrepreneur who does not shy away from making the impossible possible – breeding shrimp in Switzerland far away from any ocean. The idea came during a vacation in Thailand in 2008 where Thomas Tschirren (initiator of the project, and still a SwissShrimp team member) was bothered that mangrove forests
were sacrificed so we could eat shrimp and he wondered whether a more sustainable way of producing shrimp was possible.
Today SwissShrimp AG is the first company in Switzerland that will produce sustainable shrimp on an industrial scale. The animals grow in a closed saltwater cycle. Antibiotics are not used. After a successful pilot production, in 2016 Swiss Shrimp partnered with the Swiss Saline in Rheinfelden Aargau for large-scale production. There SwissShrimp can use the waste heat of the industrial enterprise and the salt from the production site. The company’s
first shrimp delivery is expected to start in 2019. At the beginning, the company expects annual production of 60 tons. With this project Rafael Waber and team create great interest in the public. The company already won significant entrepreneurial awards such as the Zurich Climate Prize.
More information about SwissShrimp can be found on www. swissshrimp.ch
WHEN: Thursday, 25th October 2018, 07:45 am – 09:00 am
WHERE: Tibits Vegetarian and Vegan Restaurant, 1st Fl. Stänzlergasse 4; 4051
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