Food made from honey, replacing other source of livestock and thus saving the environment
Creating innovation of foods made up from honey that can lasts years, decades, or even hundreds of years, and therefore reducing food waste
Lead Applicant Organization Name
CV. Grow N Luck
Lead Applicant Organization Type
If part of a multi-stakeholder entity (i.e. team), provide the names of other organizations and types of stakeholders collaborating with you.
Website of Legally Registered Entity
I do not have a website but Finix76 has www.finix76.tech
How long have you / your team been working on this Vision?
Lead Applicant: In what city or town are you located?
Lead Applicant: In what country are you located?
Your Selected Place: what’s the name of the Place you’re developing a Vision for?
Central Java, a province in an Island of Indonesia, covers a total area of 32,801 km²
What country is your selected Place located in?
Describe your relationship to the place you’ve selected.
Our family has lived in this area for almost 18 years. It provides us shelter, a living, and also energy source for us to consume, which is food. Central Java is a very crowded place, stating the fact that Java is one of the most populated island in the world. But we actually became very much comfortable. It’s all about the welcoming presence and ambiance that this area has to offer to our family. We select Central Java because it has so many potentials, we could develop new ideas and help the society to have a better concept of futuristic food in the future, and to consume them as well. Our home city, Semarang is full of adventurous and open minded people, ready to have a significant change in their lives. People here loves being challenged and if we give them our future food's vision, they will be intrigued.
Describe the People and Place: Provide information that would be helpful for an outsider who has never been there and may have no context about this Place to better understand the area.
Central Java is known as the heart of Javanese culture, and that means a lot since Java has a lot of culture and traditions. It consists of 5 residencies; Semarang, Pati, Kedu, Banyumas, and Pekalongan. Semarang is the capital of Central Java region. Being in the country of Indonesia, it has 2 seasons, rainy and dry seasons. The temperature varied but rarely extreme, usually it's either warm or cool.
Our main industries includes Agriculture , Manufacturing industries , and trading. Having said that, Central Java is quite a busy area, but it's still somehow doesn't fully reach at the peak of its potential, at least not yet.
Many people here are hoping that we can live with hygiene, and in order to do that we need to control our disposal and our habits of throwing away waste arbitrarily.
What is the approximate size of your Place, in square kilometers? (New question, not required)
What is the estimated population (current 2020) in your Place?
Challenges: Describe the current (2020) and the future (2050) challenges that your food system faces.
A. The current challenges:
We haven't yet to know how to get all the precious honey that we needed. Of course, we get them from bees, notably bee farms. Many source of farmers and supply of honey are what we needed the most in the current situation. The island of Java is one of the most populated island in the world, our land of agriculture and farms or area of stockbreeding has gotten smaller and smaller because of the population growth rate. People need place to live, build houses, to earn incomes and such.
B. The future challenges:
After we deal with all the resources, we need scientists and food specialists to make all sorts of inventions and innovations to make honey substance to replace our main food in the future, now we might need a lot of these professionals. What might be a challenging situation is where we need to convince and successfully change our diet to consist mainly on honey, which is almost 80% made out of sugar. Some of people might resist or hard to count on our innovations. For example, Central Java main diet consists of rice, grains, cassavas, and all of other carbohydrate rich foods.
Address the Challenges: Describe how your Vision will address the challenges described in the previous question.
A. How to address the current challenges:
We should be focusing on how to not just increase the farmers, because it would be futile if only a few people that will have interest in purchasing it. Our goal is to actually have a way to double the source of honey, without needing to open hundreds or more bee farms. We suggest that how to approach every individuals or family to have their own bee hive or bee nest just like the one developed or being grown in a normal bee farms. Or, we could let our province governor to establish a way of distribution, perhaps the locations would be determined, where the bee farms would be. Our province then would be divided into which area that will develop bee farms, and the one that will be distributing the honey into each houses or to each stores.
B. How to address the future challenges:
Perhaps, we could make an apps or a start up to deal with this particular challenge. We should give people information and recipes to how to make these delicious, healthy food made completely or mostly from honey. The one who make the recipes? We should invite food scientists, professionals, or even chefs. We would make a completely different culinary experience never seen before. That way, people will show their interest to try to consume these sugar rich meals. And hopefully they will convert their diet in a span of no more than few years. And of course if people, for example home cooks would like to publish or invent new recipes or ideas it will be embraced, that is why creating an appsor start up would probably be a key role to the answer.
High Level Vision: With these challenges addressed, now provide a high level description of how the Place and the lives of its People will be different than they are now.
Right now, in Central Java, the main diet of people here consists of rice, grains, and cassavas, for the most part. In 2050, we have nothing against anyone who would be having these three foods as their main diet. But honey food culinary would thrive, it will alter people's economy and their jobs as well. People in our residence mostly are farmers, but we usually grow cattle and poultry. In the future, this will be changed.
Farmers would be more focusing on bees and to develop the best honey possible rather than trying to make the best piece of meat, in which we can assume that the former one would be much better to the environment. In an attempt to find the best way to make a beef to have a perfect marble for example, the cows must be fed by specialized crops, they will need to have a larger area of domestication to reduce stress. Meanwhile, in honey, we could just consult to scientists or using biotechnology to do the job, and the effort wouldn't be as much.
People will continuously invent and make new innovations to make new recipes, new food, from the ingredient. Using the apps or through media, people in other residence in our country would notice these changes as well, and hopefully in far future, people all around the world would.
Full Vision: How do you describe your Vision for a regenerative and nourishing food future for your Place and People for 2050?
Our main diet here in Central Java and possibly most part of the country, mainly consists of food that are rich in carbohydrate, which contains glucose. Without replacing the nutrition and energy value of rice,grains, or cassava, consuming honey actually boost the amount of sugar content. Sugar is without question one of the main source of energy needed by us to do our daily activities. Honey are made out of around 80% sugar. We can use it as our main ingredient of the future's daily food.
But our innovation and inventions of creating food and meals from honey are not just focusing on our residential area, we would think to help the world as well, particularly for contributing to save the environment.
If we actually making a progress with this innovation, we would also preserve the population of bees. We will be solving two problems, people will be consuming food that can lasts for a long time, and the honeybees are far from being extinct. According to data, in the six years leading up to 2013, more than 10 million bee colonies across the world were lost. If we could convince people into using honey, they will automatically support the preservation of bees, therefore the problem will hopefully be solved.
The world's top animal material that people consume mainly comes from live stocks. Unfortunately, according to the United Nation's Food and Agriculture Organization, livestock - including cows, pigs, sheep, and other animals are responsible of global greenhouse gas emissions. How? Take cows as example, they produce dangerous gas called methane. 90 to 95 percent of the methane released by cows comes out of their mouths, while 5 to 10 percent is released in the form of manure and flatulence.
If methane leaks into the air before being used, it absorbs the sun's heat, warming the atmosphere. For this reason, it's considered a greenhouse gas, like carbon dioxide.
If we could just replace at least half of these livestock area into bee farms, the amount of greenhouse gases emissions would be exponentially decreased. Thus, helping the environment.
This vision however, requires a lot of further studies. We will need to consider: the amount of landfills would be needed, how the governments will decide the area, what species of bees would be the most suitable, what other impacts that it has for the environment, how significance the economic value of honey will change, the most efficient way to control the bees population the number that we want, and many more.
But working together, with the help of scientists, researchers, and start-up builders we can make this vision a reality.
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