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Crop diversity and the future of food - Christian Science Monitor

Crop diversity and the future of food - Christian Science Monitor | Mapping the food system | Scoop.it
“Genetic preservationists are vital to the sustainability of our future food production, Metcalfe writes.”
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Shanghai food chain lets you pay with your face

Shanghai food chain lets you pay with your face | Mapping the food system | Scoop.it
“The technology measures and records the capillary network data of customer’s faces and hands using the registers”
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No need for the sniff test with this sensor that detects spoiled food

No need for the sniff test with this sensor that detects spoiled food | Mapping the food system | Scoop.it
“MIT chemists have created sensors that detect spoiled food and many types of gas; the sensors don't use much power and can communicate with smartphones.”
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Overcoming Obstacles to Agroecology - Huffington Post

Overcoming Obstacles to Agroecology - Huffington Post | Mapping the food system | Scoop.it
Overcoming Obstacles to Agroecology Huffington Post Because it opens possibilities for grassroots food systems transformation, peasant movements for food sovereignty have embraced agroecology, as have many urban and organic farmers in the Global...
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IFTF: Global Food Outlook

IFTF: Global Food Outlook | Mapping the food system | Scoop.it

Food sustains us, nourishes us and connects us to each other. Food is not just a means to build relationships with friends and family, it connects us with people across oceans, cultures, and economies in increasingly complex ways. This complexity is not just creating new opportunities; it’s creating new vulnerabilities and challenges ranging from individual anxieties around food to the potential for global supply chain disruptions.

 

The Global Food Outlook Program's research and forecasts explore the tensions and possibilities of food futures, from people’s everyday food habits and choices, to the dynamics of global food markets, to the complex environmental issues that sustain food production. For seven years, we’ve worked with organizations and the public to bring systematic futures thinking to food system efforts around the world. Our long-term view encompasses multiple scales, levels of uncertainty, and radically different possible futures. We develop foresight to help others develop insight and take action toward impactful, transformative, resilient change.

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Is Local Food Better? - Worldwatch Institute

Is Local Food Better? - Worldwatch Institute | Mapping the food system | Scoop.it

The local-food movement has been gaining momentum in developed countries, and in many developing countries as well, in recent years; in the United States alone, sales of locally grown foods, worth about $4 billion in 2002, could reach as much as $7 billion by 2011. Local food's claimed benefits are driving health- and environment-conscious consumers to seek alternatives to the industrial agriculture system whose products dominate grocery-store shelves. It is also linked to the localization efforts of people who believe that rising transport costs and reaction to globalization will trigger a shortening of economic links and greater reliance on local and regional economies. This two-part series examines the potential impacts of greater localization of food, beginning with the environmental effects and then, in our July/August issue, the economic implications.)

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Grow your own - The Australia Institute

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Australia’s high rate of urbanisation means that most people experience a significant disconnect between their food production and consumption. Over several decades, suburban gardens have ceased to be major sites of food production and Australians reportedly have a declining understanding and appreciation of how their food is grown. Recent years have seen a renewed interest in the quality, provenance, freshness and price of food, driving a companion interest in Australians growing their own food at home or in community gardens.

 

This paper examines who is currently growing their own food, the motivations and barriers in relation to home and community gardening and the potential for home grown food to deliver benefits such as health and social inclusion improvements and to protect food security. The research is based on a literature review, a survey of 1,390 households across Australia and interviews with experts and community gardeners.

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A Chef Predicts the Future of Food - NYTimes.com

A Chef Predicts the Future of Food - NYTimes.com | Mapping the food system | Scoop.it
“Fascinating: what will we eat 35 y from now? Healthier, more sustainable, exotic novel foods? #NYTimes.com http://t.co/Qg3eBzYtLC”
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Food trends 2015: Plant-based diets are in

Food trends 2015: Plant-based diets are in | Mapping the food system | Scoop.it
“IT’S been a big year for superfoods, but next year promises to be even bigger in the health food hood with the trend towards clean eating not slowing down anytime soon.”
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Climate Change Creates New Geography of Food

Climate Change Creates New Geography of Food | Mapping the food system | Scoop.it
“The countryside is the first sector directly affected by climate change.”
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Global Agriculture Trends: Are We Actually Using Less Land?

Global Agriculture Trends: Are We Actually Using Less Land? | Mapping the food system | Scoop.it
Sustainable agricultural intensification sounds promising. Over 15 years, global food production increased while agricultural land use decreased. But, how sustainable is it?
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Gardening boom: One in 3 U.S. households are now growing food - Farm and Dairy

Gardening boom: One in 3 U.S. households are now growing food - Farm and Dairy | Mapping the food system | Scoop.it
Near 36 million American households are growing food in a garden — the highest level of food gardening in more than a decade
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Know Your Foodbowl

Know Your Foodbowl | Mapping the food system | Scoop.it

One of the best things about Melbourne is its food, but as the city grows, it is gobbling up our best farmland and replacing it with houses. Without us even realizing it, Melbourne is losing its source of fresh, local food.

Around 40-50% of the vegetables produced in Victoria grow on Melbourne’s fringe in areas like Casey-Cardinia, Werribee South and the Mornington Peninsula.

Melbourne’s fringe also produces a large proportion of some types of fruits too – 99% of Victoria’s strawberries grow on Melbourne’s fringe.

These areas are vital to the supply of certain types of fruit and vegetables, like Werribee South, which produces 85% of Victoria’s cauliflower and Koo Wee Rup, which produces over 90% of Australia’s asparagus.

These areas are under threat from continued city sprawl. The Know Your Foodbowl project aims to raise awareness of the importance of Melbourne’s Foodbowl to Victoria’s food supply and our economy.

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Local Food Economies

Local Food Economies | Mapping the food system | Scoop.it
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Local food systems play a pivotal role in strengthening the local economy. Local food systems refer to short supply chains in which food has been grown and processed within a local, regional area. In Australia, an estimated 7% of fresh food comes from local farmers markets  or alternative fresh food retail markets.

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