GeoTech CuesDec 22, 2020
The future of food: Imagining our food system in the decades to come
By Marcus Ranney, Sahil Shah
Our global food system is complex, with trade-offs existing between efficiency, equity, and human and environmental health. Managing a transition, even without cultural factors and vested interests is highly challenging.
Sahil Shah works primarily on food security and climate change. He is a co-founder and director of Sustainable Seaweed, an agri-tech company scaling seaweed production for food security and blue carbon sinks. He is also an honorary fellow at the Jahn Research Group at the University of Madison-Wisconsin and a specialist advisor at US food security nonprofit, the Alliance to Feed the Earth in Disasters (ALLFED). He sits on the Chatham House Food and Land Use round table.
He previously ran strategy for think tank Let’s Fund, nudging hundreds of thousands of dollars of high impact donations, and co-founded technology startup Sujester, winning several awards, raising angel finance and providing technology to large corporates. In addition, He has spoken world-wide at conferences including at the InsuResilience summit within COP 25 in Madrid last year, and is an ex-strategy and management consultant with Accenture and Legal & General Investment Management.
He holds an MA in Economics with Management from the University of Cambridge and Judge Business School.