Barcelona Metròpolis 120 - Cap a un nou model alimentari

N120 - Oct 21

Towards a new food model

Today’s food system contributes to environmental degradation and does not ensure healthy and sufficient food for all. What needs to change to achieve a fair, healthy and sustainable food system? Two hundred and ten cities around the world, including Barcelona, are committed to promoting safe, environmentally friendly agri-food systems that promote biodiversity and do not exclude anyone.

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Towards a new food modelTowards food sovereignty

As Vandana Shiva asserts, the health of the planet and ours are inextricably linked. If we hurt the planet, we are hurting ourselves. The agri-food system has...

Il·lustració © Riki Blanco
Towards a new food modelOne Planet, One Health – Connected through Biodiversity

The coronavirus health emergency has made us see that the planet’s health and our health are inseparable. We must deglobalise the food system that is driving climate...

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Towards a new food modelFood for a good life

Today’s food system – the way we produce, process, distribute, sell and consume food and manage its waste – spawns disease, inequality and poverty, and harms the...

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Towards a new food modelSitopia: Rethinking Our Lives Through Food

We live in a world shaped by food; a place the author calls sitopia, or ‘food-place’. By valuing food and giving communities control over their land, we could...

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Towards a new food modelCounterurbanisation

The growth of cities is paving over nature, encroaching on farmland and stoning agriculture. If, as numerous studies show, urbanisation processes are becoming...

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Towards a new food modelAdvantages and possibilities of organic farming

Agri-food systems underpinned by the principles of ecological farming continue to grow far and wide across the planet, and 186 countries already implement...

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Towards a new food modelObesity as the epitome of precariousness

Although sufficient food is produced to meet the needs of the entire population, inequalities in food access mean that one third of what is produced is wasted...

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Towards a new food modelThe commercialisation of agriculture: impacts and alternatives

Since the mid-20th century, agriculture has undergone more transformations than in the last ten thousand years. It has gone from being a common good to becoming a...

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Towards a new food modelGleaning to shift gears

The industrialised agri-food system is unsustainable. The very agents promoting this model are beginning to look for ways to avert its collapse. Gleaning that...

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Towards a new food modelSchool canteens, a space for transforming the food system

The school canteen purportedly plays a major role in the diet of children and teenagers, and is also said to be a tool for learning and education. But there...

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