Wellcome Trust’s Food and Drink Initiative
Through The Crunch, the Wellcome Trust and its partners hope to encourage people to think about how our food, our health and our planet are all interconnected. By examining our relationships with food, and exploring cutting edge research, the ideas to help people think about how we can eat in ways that can keep our planet and ourselves healthy.
Europe is the world's second-smallest continent by surface area, covering just over 10 million square kilometres or 6.8% of the global land area, but it is the third-most populous continent after Asia and Africa, with a population of around 740 million people or about 11% of the world's population. Its climate is heavily affected by warm Atlantic currents that temper winters and summers on much of the continent. In the European Union, farmers represent only 4.7% of the working population, yet manage nearly half of its land area.