Charles van der Haegen, blue economy guru, came to Ekofungi as a consultant for Ekofungi’s 21st Century Food project. We had intense discussions about socially and environmentally integrated models for a stable sustainable system, and the role of mushroom production and Ekofungi in it. With his support, we hope to take a leading role in forwarding Blue Economy philosophy in the region. We hope to have the pleasure to host Mr. van der Haegen again soon.