New mini-documentary showcases São Paulo’s circular food system transformation

May 13, 2021

Family farmers in São Paulo’s rural south grow food that is healthy for consumers, for the environment and for themselves. A chef in the bustling urban centre designs his menu around fresh food that is on offer each week. And another sells affordable organic meals in the outskirts of the city. These are just a few faces of a circular economy transformation that is reshaping São Paulo’s food system.

Circular economy for food in São Paulo

Actors in the food industry help to grow food regeneratively, make the most of ingredients, and return by-products to the soil.

A circular economy redesign of São Paulo’s food system represents a $140 million opportunity with the potential to drive down CO2 emissions and enhance local biodiversity. Navigating between its rural and urban territories, ‘A taste of circular economy in São Paulo’ shows how different actors within the city are working together to realise this opportunity in building a more regenerative, distributed and inclusive food system.

São Paulo recently became the first city to join the Foundation’s Network as a Strategic Partner and will continue to apply the circular economy as a framework for systems solutions and transformation to address critical priorities including economic development and climate change.

Interested to know more about circular economy activity in Latin America? Explore our new Youtube playlist.

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