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Tasting tomorrow is a series of three participatory events exploring food futures in Malta. […]

Workshop participants: Kurt Mifsud, Greta Muscat Azzopardi, Natalie Debono, Kurt Micallef, Johannes Buch, Stephen La Rosa, Leta Shtohryn, Diemo Gebhardt, Tim Boykett, Maja Kuzmanovic and Nik Gaffney

Workshop design and facilitation: Maja Kuzmanovic and Nik Gaffney of FoAM

selected critical uncertainties

  • local food (locally grown and produced; what is “local”, how far does “here” extend?)
  • conscious eating
  • food waste
  • industrial food (fast food, fisheries, manufacturing desire, continuous availability, processed food for ease of import and as time saver, traditional food overtaken by industrial, so that traditional food becomes souvenir food)
  • ingredients (availability, disappearance)
  • logistics (traffic congestion, food to door by boat and bike, smart logistics, lack of space, low/no carbon transport
  • seasonality and tourism
  • education and branding (in schools, in events. empowerment of those feeling powerless to affect change


  • local food
  • food events (combination of celebration and education, e.g. pesticide action week, festival del gusto)
  • food trucks
  • tourism becoming more 'conservative' (i.e mass tourism, cheap familiar food, pasta/grill/fish)
  • rise in 'conscious' eating (e.g. veganism, ethical meat consumption, food allergies etc.)
  • food waste (garbage to gardens, composting…)
  • grassroots food co-ops (post-industrial collectives)tradition + innovation in reviving/reinterpreting traditional dishes
  • people scarcity (lack of people willing to be involved/engaged in sustainable food-related initiatives)
  • disappearing ingredients
  • bureaucracy
  • 'pastizzi plague', copy culture, cutting corners


  • political and economic climate
  • fast-food culture (pastizzi etc.)
  • tourism
  • ingredients (availability, temporality - best before)
  • fragmentation (lack of cohesion)
  • industrial food production (no concern for externalities and long term effects)
  • water resources (fresh water)
  • sea (water, fisheries)
  • fisheries
  • traffic problems
  • unsupportive political climate - supporting industrial production over more sustainable alternatives
  • weather, rain, climate
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