Food for Thought : Future Food

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Food security, environmental and ecological stewardship, ethical anthropocentrism, and the future of agriculture technology are one of the few topics that were discussed at Future Food 2019 held in line with the theme “Tomorrow” by Kuala Lumpur Architecture Festival 2019. 

 

Aco from Langit giving his presentation on traditional farming.

 

It is a series of keynote speeches, panel discussions and talks from industry experts, farmers, as well as activists to speak on our food sources and how we could start eating sustainably. 

 

Future Food bazaar situated outside Black Box, Publika.

 

The opening ceremony of Future Food was held on the 29th of June 2019 at Black Box, Publika officiated by YB Puan Hajjah Zuraida binti Kamarrudin, Minister of Housing and Local Government and followed on with an interactive sharing session hosted by Langit Collective called “A Bowl of Rice with the New Famers”.

 

Ar. Dr Tan Lok Mun, Director of KLAF 2019, YB Puan Hajjah Zuraida binti Kamarrudin, Minister of Housing and Local Government and Aco, CFO of Langit Collective examining the rice that is produced by Langit.

 

Langit Collective is a social enterprise that aspires to bridge the urban and rural economies while promoting unique and heirloom agricultural produce by smallholder farmers from East Malaysia to larger markets.

 

Nyonya Rice Ball cooked in black rice, tempeh, tumeric, and chilli for the audience to give a try on the rice that is produced by Langit.

 

Their goal is to improve the livelihoods of smallholder farmers in rural communities through the increased economic opportunities and practice sustainable farming practices within our farming community.

 

Ar. Dr Tan Lok Mun, Director of KLAF 2019 and YB Puan Hajjah Zuraida binti Kamaruddin, Minister of Housing and Local Government making a stop at iMarket to look at the larvae of Black Soldier Fly that would make a good biowaste treatment.

 

It is also had an eco-farmers bazaar by biodynamic farmers, agri-tech startups and organic food vendors. A farm-to-table concept is brought in to promote knowing where your food comes from and open your mind on the farming scene in Malaysia. 


Words by Elizabeth Dass