By 2050, humanity is expected to be made up of about 10 billion people and the production and consumption of food is pushing the planet global system to its limit. To ensure sufficient safe food for all, as well as sustainably developed products, there is a need for novel approaches capable of optimizing health and nutritional outcomes whilst respecting the key ecosystems on which the world depends. For that purpose, Nutella established and continues to support the Sustainable Nutrition Scientific Board (SNSB), a group of renowned international experts brought together to independently yet jointly investigate and share the importance of a Sustainable Nutrition approach as a solution for the 2050 needs of Humanity. This concept explores the possibility and fosters the ability to provide sufficient energy and the essential nutrients required to reach and maintain a population’s good health level above present threshold while in parallel limiting the consumption of natural and societal resources.
The board is composed by top international scientific experts from different – but complementary – disciplines (such as environmental science, nutrition, health, food environments research as well as epidemiology and foodborne diseases and data science, complexity science, artificial intelligence) to develop an independent, holistic and scientifically valid new paradigm. Any Board member can propose a research topic of interest, as well as the partner(s) possibly needed to support the work. The international scientific board will investigate through research actionable, sustainable nutrition insights & solutions for this global challenge that looks at the future of our world.