Leading European healthy food business Wessanen has launched a new initiative aimed at helping small food entrepreneurs to play an active role in tackling climate change.

Earlier this month, in Amsterdam, the company launched the ‘Organic Food Against Climate Change’ challenge.

“We are now at a point where we have to rethink the way we produce our food to be able to look into a green and sustainable future”, comments Klaus Arntz, EVP marketing and sustainability, emphasises.

He continues: “Wessanen itself is focussed on providing healthier food for healthier people and planet” but believes that it will take a broad, concerted effort to create the needed change. We have therefore decided to go beyond what we can do ourselves as a business and want to reach out to small innovative businesses, who address key challenges of the global food system and its impact on climate change.”

In cooperation with the ImpactHub Amsterdam selected participants will accelerate their food business. During three training days and four master classes the entrepreneurs will learn how to grow and scale their business. They will be challenged to take action and inspire each other.

“There are many entrepreneurs with fantastic ideas who strive to improve the world of food. We want to share our knowledge and help them to grow their business”

“There are many entrepreneurs with fantastic ideas who strive to improve the world of food. We want to share our knowledge and help them to grow their business.” Klaus Arntz adds.

At the end of the Challenge one winner, who convinced with outstanding innovations and promising ideas, will be awarded with EUR 10,000, additional management hours as well as access to a broad network of experts.