Sean, the founder of Green Banana Food, is passionate about improving the food system by utilising biodiverse, high-nutrient crops grown by nature-conscious farmers across Africa and other biodiversity-rich regions. He believes that food should be a celebration of nature's abundance and a way to nourish our bodies, communities, and the planet.
A Biodiverse Culinary Studio - Explore, Savour & Experience
To awaken the food industry by fostering food innovation that utilises the wider crop biodiversity and connects people and communities to their natural heritage, while also celebrating nature's abundance and promoting a more sustainable and equitable food system. We are committed to empowering local farmers and communities, while also delighting your tastebuds with nature's best plants and botanicals.
The Problem We Are Fighting
The urgent and important problem we see is the accelerating biodiversity loss due to mono-crop industrial food is the biggest threat to sustainable healthy food supply. The world has over 50 000 edible plants, yet just three of them, rice, maize and wheat, provide 60% of the world's food energy intake. This has to change!
A regenerative & Circular Food System
Overall, Sean's vision for Green Banana is to create delicious, nutrient-rich food that delights the senses and nourishes the body, all while building a more sustainable and equitable food system for everyone.
Growing up in Uganda, an ecologically rich and diverse nation, and parents with diverse backgrounds in plant science, agriculture and development cooperation. After a family tragedy in 2013, Sean changed direction from international development cooperation to starting & learning more about food science and technology in an effort to find food applications for a unique banana variety. Turns out green bananas (Matooke) is rich slow carbs, resistant starch, minerals, vitamins, and dietary fibre (prebiotics).