British researcher at the University of Oxford, Tara Garnett, has been awarded the Daniel Carasso II Award for its commitment to reducing the climate impact of food systems through research and dialogue.
In its second edition, the Daniel Carasso Dr. Prize rewards Tara Garnett, a researcher at the University of Oxford, for his career, especially for his work linking emissions of greenhouse gases with food systems and identify the factors driving, and that hinder the adoption of sustainable food habits of the population. Tara Garnett is the creator and head of the Food Climate Research Network (FCRN, Research Network on Climate and Food), an interdisciplinary and intersectoral network has 1,500 members from 70 different countries.
The FCRN offers various stakeholders a platform for constructive dialogue on food systems in order to find common solutions to their environmental impact.
From production to consumption, through processing and distribution, our food systems are seriously harming the environment. Processes including production, processing, transportation, distribution and cooling, all accounts for 20-30% of emissions of greenhouse gases caused by man. Livestock and animal product consumption create a particularly important impact, accounting for more than half of these emissions, ie 15% of all human-generated emissions.
Specifically, research Tara Garnett interested in sustainable food habits ie eating patterns can reduce our impact on the environment, ensuring food and nutritional security of present and future generations. For the British researcher, “food should not be taken for granted. Food connect us with the Earth and the other people who live, constituting an essential part of our lives. If we want a better world for our children and for all other species on this planet future, we must take into account the sustainability of our food systems. ”
Award ceremony for the 2015 Daniel Carasso
The president of the Daniel and Nina Carasso Foundation, Marina Nahmias, Daniel Carasso has delivered the Award to Dr. Tara Garnett in Madrid. For Marina Nahmias, “with the creation of the Daniel and Nina Carasso Foundation, our family has wanted mainly to give more visibility to a particularly worrying social problem: How can we feed 9,000 million people by 2050 without degrading the planet’s resources and ensuring a balanced diet? Tara Garnett The work has been carried out for over ten years gives hope to find answers to this problem. We are pleased to present him why Award Daniel Carasso, whose perfectly embodies values: rigor, excellence and pragmatism “.
Sara Scherr, President and CEO of EcoAgriculture Partners (Washington DC), who also chairs the jury of the Prix Daniel Carasso 2015, states that “Tara Garnett extraordinarily meets all the criteria for awarding the Premio Daniel Carasso: embrace complexity the challenges of sustainable food through a multidisciplinary approach, have published scientific works of exceptional quality, have worked together on issues of great impact and relevance in terms of originality of approach and innovation. All this convinced us that Tara Garnett would be an excellent ambassador for the Daniel and Nina Carasso Foundation. Daniel Carasso Receive Award projects will contribute to greater visibility and recognition, achieving reach their full potential.”
The trophy given to the winning is a work by the famous Spanish sculptor Jaume Plensa, and created especially for the Daniel Carasso Prize.
Daniel Carasso prize, only support research on sustainable food
The Daniel Carasso Prize is an international scientific award from the Daniel and Nina Carasso Foundation to reward and promote high-level research on sustainable food in order to ensure the long-term health. The Prize distinguishes the multidisciplinary aspect of the research in the field of sustainable food, team spirit and collaboration to provide solutions.
International experts designate the person who is awarded the Prix Daniel Carasso.
The award is named for Daniel Carasso, founder of Danone in France and Dannon Inc. in the United States. The award was created in 2012 by Marina Nahmias, daughter of Daniel Carasso, in order to continue the dream of his father “feed the world”, and in tribute to his interest in science, faith in humanity and its confidence in the future.
About the Daniel and Nina Carasso Foundation
Affiliated to the Fondation de France, this family foundation was created in 2010 in honor of Daniel Carasso, founder of Danone in France and Dannon Inc. in the United States, and his wife Nina. His daughter, Marina Nahmias, president of the Foundation, received from his parents his passion for food and art, adopting the same common values: curiosity, tolerance, and energy demand
The Foundation is independent of the Danone group. The Daniel and Nina Carasso Foundation operates in two areas that contribute to human development and creating conditions more harmonious life: sustainable food, to protect the life, art and the citizen, to enrich the spirit. It is headquartered in Paris (France) and an office in Madrid (Spain), and supports projects in these two countries while promoting scientific mobilization at the international level to address food challenges of tomorrow. He was also a promoter of the creation of the Prix Daniel Carasso and IPES-Food, an international group of experts in sustainable food systems, co-chaired by Olivia Yambi, nutritionist and former UNICEF Representative in Kenya and Olivier De Schutter, jurist and former Special Rapporteur United Nations Right to Food.
Source: Daniel and Nina Carasso Foundation