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What we do

What We Do

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.

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From science to policy to practice

The Blue Food Assessment originated from a need to better understand the role of blue foods in global food systems and management solutions. Learn more about the goals of this joint initiative.

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A focus on blue foods

More than 2,500 species or species groups of aquatic animals and plants are consumed around the world. Roz Naylor, Shakuntala Thilsted, Ling Cao and Stefan Gelcich share why a focus on blue foods might help address some of the global challenges we face.

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Our two
main goals

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To fill important gaps in our understanding of the role blue foods play in global food systems now and in the future.

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To inform and propel change in the policies and practices that will shape the future of food.

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