Steffen Schweizer: I’m a young soil scientist and food activist who likes to bring fresh spirit to the way agriculture is conceived today. Having worked a voluntary year in India brought me to the conclusion that changes in agriculture can have big impacts on humanity. During my studies I became part of the student initiative FRESH that reconsidered our way of food production and consumption in a creative and influential way.
Founding the German Slow Food Youth Network and chairing it since the official ‘Convivium’ establishment in 2012 brought me in contact with changemakers of the whole country and beyond. As I’m eating mostly from dumpsters and foodsharing, the awareness of the dimensions of food waste triggered my involvement in new forms of protest against it.