Waste to Meat

We can eliminate food waste and get sustainable meat in return by reintroducing pigs into our food cycle.

In this proposal we want to show the possibility of making animals part of the solution rather than a problem. Pigs love eating leftovers and can turn 3kg of waste into 1kg of meat. This works best with a superlocal food chain and organic agriculture. That’s why this proposal is based on a scenario where the whole of Amsterdam provides itself with food from the Waterland district thanks to a smart combination of three different farming techniques.

A lot can be learned by looking at practices in the past and combining it with present knowledge to get new outcomes. The ultimate goal is to show transparency of the origin and destination of our food and the overall impact this offers.

This project is a continuation of ‘Uprooting Agro-Systems’ — a utopian scenario of a self-sufficient Amsterdam by Bram de Vos Studio.

Selected for the MakersXchange programme co-funded by the European Union to continue the collaboration.

Entry to the WDCD No Waste Challenge


The food shed of Amsterdam based on «Uprooting Agro-Systems» — copyright: Jonas Görgen and Bram de Vos, 2021
Overview of landuses and situations of the Waterland area near Amsterdam — copyright: Bram de Vos and Jonas Görgen, 2021