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Cristina commented on Food Debates - questioning values towards better design

I like how Johan Löfström's concept on using competitions to cultivate food design goes beyond being critical of current processes (which this concept focuses on mostly) and proposes a more active way (the competition) to develop better solutions:

"food debates" could be a part of the development of the competition briefs.


Cristina commented on Cultivating Food Design

I’m intrigued by the potential meaningful competition briefs (you have a few nice ones!). Debate over that would get the organizers (maybe an interdisciplinary team of farmers, scientists, economists, historians, designers, others?) to challenge the values and the questions that we ask of our food.

Your suggested criteria boil down in my mind (please tell me if I’m oversimplifying) to the use of less resources for food production (time, water, land, quality of land) while increasing the value we get out of food (nutritional, ease and availability for use, reuse, even entertainment?). To others out there – any other ideas of what else should we ask for?

There’s a cool project that proposes making food that’s nutritional for humans AND animals – a cross-species snack: - go to the link under “for the birds” – nutrition facts


Cristina commented on The Laundry Garden

would be great to see part if not all of the water filtration process not underground, but displayed to passers-by and users.