Launch of French “OptiNutrition” project – Towards a healthy, sustainable and affordable food

Sayari, in cooperation with Gingko21, is launching the OptiNutrition Project towards more healthy and sustainable food in France.

The objective is to develop an optimization tool for catering companies and distributors to optimize food menus and recipes according to criteria combining nutrition, environment and economic constraints, with minimum diversion from current uses and traditions. 

The optimisation tool will be accounting for French specific context :  relevant environmental and economic data , nutritional requirements,  and current diets.

The tool is targeted at producers, caterers and distributors and will help answer various questions at the cross-roads of Nutrition, Sustainability and Economy such as :

  • Anticipate the evolution of the coming years towards a quality, accessible, healthy and sustainable food
  • Understand the strategic positioning of products in the food of tomorrow
  • Align menus to French Health guidelines
  •  Compose menus that care for both humans and the planet
  • Develop tomorrow’s recipes, tasty, healthy and sustainable

Renewable Energies – Impact on environment ….. on Global Warming, but also on Resources, Human Health, Ecosystems

Renewable energies are better for climate change … in most cases.

But  are they really sustainable ? What is their impact on other environmental area of protection?

They are better for Human Health, and Ecosystems, but they cause increase needs in non-renewable resources (copper, iron…)… Projected scenarios assess the sustainability of these needs.

More info (in French) in this article

See also the International Resource Panel reports

Product Biodiversity Footprint – website available!

The first version of the Product Biodiversity Footprint (PBF) method is planned to be published in Q1 2018. Sayari and its partner I-Care are putting a lot of effort to ensure this first version will help decision makers in maintaining or enhancing biodiversity in their product development. More information on PBF  here .

website has been dedicated to the project with further information on  its content, partners and timeline.

 

Sayari co-leading the Biodiversity Footprint Project

Companies lack specific tools to assess the impact of products on biodiversity.

The Product Biodiversity Footprint project PBF aims at developing a method and a tool  to quantify the impacts of a product on biodiversity along the product value chain. It will enable to pinpoint biodiversity hotspots of a given product footprint, and identify the related stages in the value chain. It will also provide information on WHERE the footprint hotspots are located.

PBF will build on existing knowledge, methodologies and data, bridging the ecology and the Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) realms.  It is aiming to address the five pressures on biodiversity identified in the Millenium Ecosystem Assessment (MEA, 2005). PBF will provide quantitative and qualitative information to company decision makers regarding ecodesign, supplying, marketing, product development and strategy….

PBF is a joint I-CARE and Sayari project. A scientific committee including international experts from academia, UN-Environment, and NGOs is providing a sound scientific basis. Future users from companies and organisations are also involved from the start to ensure PBF will answer their practical needs. Examples from companies in various sectors will be used to pilot the tool.