Saturday, October 17, 2009

The Return of the Edible City....

Carolyn Steel: How food shapes our cities
“The question of how to feed cities may be one of the biggest contemporary questions, yet it’s never asked: we take for granted that if we walk into a store or a restaurant, food will be there, magically coming from somewhere. Yet, think of it this way: just in London, every single day, 30 million meals must be provided. Without a reliable food supply, even the most modern city would collapse quickly. And most people today eat food of whose provenance they are unaware.

1 comment:

  1. Growing food in our cities and villages will require a change in perspective on the part of urban planners and politicans at all levels, as well as a shift in public perception of what a city is.