In 2050, the world’s population is set to hit a staggering 10 billion people. According to a range of experts, it will contribute to serious food shortages. In his search for solutions, filmmaker Valentin Thurn travels the world in search of ecologically and economically sustainable alternatives. In India, a local population claims that their own crop is more resistant to constant flooding than the genetically modified crops. In Thailand, there is an insect farm. He also looks at several private initiatives and urban farming projects in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Germany. IDFA 2015.
1963, Stuttgart, Germany. Documentary filmmaker, with works for cinema and television. He is the founder of Foodsharing.de website, which was set up as a practical way to help solve food waste. Selected filmography: Der Trail Der Toros (2003), Papa Liebt Einen Mann (2003), Bittere Pillen (2005), Not with My Daughter! Genital Circumcision in Europe (2007), and Taste the Waste (2010).