We need to talk about food.
It’s a huge topic, covering climate change, global economics, consumer preferences, the sustainable development goals, you name it. And we need to talk about it because food is, quite literally, vital to us all.
But people feel disempowered in the food system. People’s relationship with food is complex, cultural, often emotional and values-based as well as rational. They've told us that they worry about losing connection to family, society and identity in the face of modern, convenience based lifestyles. They worry that access to healthy food will become a luxury. They worry that the food industry holds all the cards.
People sometimes ask to be ‘forced’ to listen. So...how can media and technology help ordinary people feed themselves and their families in the way that feels right for them?