"Vegetables will come from rooftop gardens and community plots; fish will feed off plankton in our kitchen tanks; ants, worms and grasshoppers will flavour breads; urban beehives will supply our honey; soil will be an ingredient; and meat will be a rare treat."
At Copenhagen’s inaugural Mad FoodCamp, international food professionals define lurking food problems and cook up some solutions..
The challenge is..
"In a world of about 7 billion people, food security is a big challenge - and it’s about to get bigger. Already, nearly a billion people suffer from chronic hunger. According to the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organisation, the population will rise to 9 billion by 2050. In order to feed everyone, food production needs to increase by 70 per cent. Annual cereal production needs to rise by a third to about 3 billion tonnes and annual meat production by more than 200 million tonnes to 470 million tonnes."
Adrian, this might be interesting for you:
"Last year, the US Science journal delved into insect-eating, saying ”the quest for food security may require us all to reconsider our eating habits, particularly in view of the energy consumption and environmental costs that sustain those habits”."
Susette, check this out:
”With urban gardens, we can produce 50 tonnes of food per hectare sustainably in cities,” Thomas Harttung (farmer + activist) says. ”New York City alone has the potential to create over 3 million tonnes of food each year using rooftops, parks, and private yards.”
"Our cities also have the potential to become major suppliers of honey, says the executive director of the European Environment Agency, Jacqueline McGlade."
“Water and food are elementary necessities for humanity. So where should we even begin to understand these things that meander through all areas of our physical and psychological lives? It has always been my artistic principle to adapt myself to these things, and to join the flow of their nature and their primordial conditions.“