The Blue Food Assessment (BFA) launched a campaign to promote sustainable blue food production policies just before the celebration of the UN Ocean Conference. Blue Foods: Better Choices is the name of the campaign.
Thanks to the UN Conference, the BFA highlights "the intersectional significance" of blue foods in the food system. According to Jim Leape, co-director of Stanford's Center for Ocean Solutions and a member of the core team for the BFA, the campaign will allow "a new and broader understanding of the importance of blue foods. Also, the requirements to ensure vibrant blue food production in the future.
In addition, Leape said: "Healthy marine ecosystems are a vital part of meeting the goals for nutrition, food security, livelihoods, and justice". Finally, he commented that the challenges include identifying and developing systems that are intrinsically healthier and more sustainable".
According to a statement, Blue Foods: Better Choices will run on Twitter until July, when the UN Ocean Conference concludes. Moreover, the BFA is leading the campaign with support from impact partners in the ocean conservation and science community.
The Blue Food Assessment is an international joint initiative that brings together over 100 scientists from more than 25 institutions around the world.
The Stockholm Resilience Centre at Stockholm University and Stanford University's Center for Ocean Solutions and Center on Food Security and the Environment are lead science partners and EAT is the lead impact partner.
This interdisciplinary team supports decision-makers in evaluating opportunities, tradeoffs and implementing solutions to build healthy, equitable and sustainable food systems.
The BFA was created in 2018. It brings blue foods to the forefront of policy discussions at the 2021 United Nations Food Systems Summit.