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The Supplant Company is Nominated for Prestigious Earthshot Prize

30 March 2022

We started The Supplant Company to make a difference in the world, so it’s a tremendous honor to learn we are one of the nominees for this year’s Earthshot Prize, which is known as “the most prestigious global environment prize in history.” 

 

Details of The Earthshot Prize

The Earthshot Prize was launched by Prince William and The Royal Foundation in October 2020, and is awarded annually to recognize and support world-changing ideas and innovations. 

 

The Earthshot Prize award is centered around five separate “Earthshots.” These are “simple but ambitious goals for our planet which, if achieved by 2030, will improve life for us all, for generations to come. Each Earthshot is underpinned by scientifically agreed targets including the UN Sustainable Development Goals, and other internationally recognized measures to help repair our planet.” 

 

The five Earthshots are meant to:

  • Protect and Restore Nature
  • Revive our Oceans
  • Clean our Air
  • Build a Waste-Free World, and
  • Fix our Climate

Nominees must be doing something to help the world in at least one, if not more, of these areas.  

 

Our Nomination

We were nominated in the Earthshot Prize category of “Build a Waste-Free World,” because our world-changing solution, sugars from fiber, uses upcycled agricultural side streams to address three simultaneous global problems:

  • Adequate nutrition
  • Food security
  • Sustainability

 

To be considered for the Earthshot Prize, companies, organizations, and individuals must be selected by one of 345 official nominators, who are located in 80 countries around the world. We are grateful to The Mills Fabrica, “a go-to solutions platform accelerating techstyle and agri-food tech innovations for sustainability and social impact,” for putting The Supplant Company forward as a nominee.  

 

We eagerly anticipate learning more about the many other world-changing ideas that have been nominated, when the finalists are announced later this year.  

 

Until then, we’ll keep doing what we do best — bringing sustainable food systems ever closer to reality, for the good of our planet, and the people who live on it. 

 

Want to try some of the food helping to build a waste-free world? Then head to our shop to get some for yourself!

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