Growing fresh produce on the outskirts of a city reduces food miles and increases food security. But the foodbowls next to our our big cities are fast losing their land to urban growth.
Bringing advanced technologies to the ancient practice of farming could help feed the world’s growing population, but it could also open the door for people looking to disrupt the global food system.
Algorithms can help determine what farm inputs and policies can boost food production.
Food, fuel and fertiliser prices were rising fast even before war broke out. We need to act now to avoid a humanitarian crisis.
Scientists are just beginning to decode the genetic messages in your food – and how that may affect your health.
Australia has a short-term distribution problem, not a lack of food problem, and most foods have substitutes.
Since COVID hit, many Australians have seen first-hand what shocks to the food system can do.
COVID has exposed how vulnerable Australia’s food charities are in times of crisis. But we can prepare for the next disaster.
The COVID-19 crisis highlights the importance of supply chains. But even with the increased recent attention, most supply chains remain murky. Consumers can play a key role in lifting that cloud.
COVID-19 has given society a teachable moment, and we should now establish the policies, programs and technologies to ensure our food system becomes stronger, more resilient and more equitable.
Using innovative technologies like Bitcoin and automation can help protect our food supply chains from disruptions like the one caused by the current coronavirus pandemic.
For the second time this century, crises have led to calls to transform our global food system. We can start with restructuring the global food trade so that it complements local food systems.
After the brief shock of food insecurity in the form of empty supermarket shelves, we might start thinking about having a Plan B and C based on local food sources and shorter supply chains.
Canada’s food system has bent but not broken in the face of unprecedented demand during the COVID-19 pandemic. We will continue to have enough food available.
It’s not as easy as you might think to divert food intended for schools and restaurants and send it to grocery stores or even food banks.
Decades of planning on food security and a food reserve system kept China’s urban populations fed during the coronavirus outbreak, showing the significance of a resilient local food system.
By shopping responsibly and thinking of others, consumers will play a big part in ensuring everyone can buy what they need.
Small-scale farmers are likely to be hit hard if open-air markets close due to coronavirus fears. This could have a longer-term impact on the food supply chain.
COVID-19 is showing us we must work collectively to put resilience alongside efficiency as the primary drivers for the systems we depend upon each and every day for food.
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