For The Mansholt Letter Het Nieuwe Instituut and Slow Food collected visions and insights from food innovators, farmers, designers, policy makers and researchers from all over the world. Hear what they have to say about our food system and how they would like to rewrite the future.

Vandana Shiva, Environmental activist, founder Navdanya (India)

“Bypass clogged arteries of the system”

Vandana Shiva, Environmental Activist, founder Navdanya (India)

Vandana Shiva

Deborah James, Director International Programs, Center for Economic and Policy Research (US)

"Our world is not for sale"

Deborah James, Director International Programmes, Center for Economic and Policy Research, US

Deborah James

Patrick Holden, Founding Director, Sustainable Food Trust

"We need a revolution"

Patrick Holden, Founding Director, Sustainable Food Trust (UK)

Patrick Holden

Renate Künast, Chairwoman Bündnis 90/ Die Grünen, former Minister of Agriculture (Germany)

"How can we feed ourselves?

Renate Künast, Chairwoman Bündnis 90/ Die Grünen, former Minister of Agriculture (Germany)

Renate Künast

John Kariuki Mwangi, Coordinator Slow Food (Kenya)

"Create awareness"

John Kariuki Mwangi, Coordinator Slow Food (Kenya)

John Kariuki Mwangi

Andre Leu, President IFOAM Organic International (Australia)

"Educate and scale up good practices".

Andre Leu, President IFOAM Organic International (Australia)

Andre Leu

Mani Jorge Stanley Icaza, International Indian Treaty Council (Panama)

"Empower small-scale farmers."

Mani Jorge Stanley Icaza, International Indian Treaty Council (Panama)

Mani Jorge Stanley Icaza

Hanny van Geel, European Coordinator La Via Campesina (The Netherlands)

"Autonomy for producers and consumers"

Hanny van Geel, European Coordinator La Via Campesina (The Netherlands)

Hanny van Geel, European Coordinator La Via Campesina (The Netherlands)

Pema Gyamtsho, opposition leader, former Minister of Agriculture and Forests (Bhutan)

"Not at cost of environment"

Pema Gyamtsho, opposition leader, former Minister of Agriculture and Forests (Bhutan)

Pema Gyamtsho

Piet van Ijzendoorn, biodynamic farmer (The Netherlands)

"What is the true cost of food?"

Piet van Ijzendoorn, biodynamic farmer (Netherlands) "What is the true cost of food?"

Piet van Ijzendoorn

Elizabeth Mpofu, General Coordinator La Via Campesina (Zimbabwe)

"What about small scale famers?"

Elizabeth Mpofu, General Coordinator La Via Campesina (Zimbabwe)

Elizabeth Mpofu

Pablo Titonell, Professor Farming Systems Ecology, Wageningen UR (The Netherlands)

"We need multifunctional landscapes"

Pablo Tittonell

Pablo Tittonell

Emily Mattheisen, Habitat International Coalition (Egypt)

'We need to look locally'

Emily Mattheisen

Emily Mattheisen

Carlo Petrini, President Slow Food International (Italy)

'Mansholt's dream is still unrealised'

Carlo Petrini

Carlo Petrini