How to feed a city
How to feed a city is a mechanism for helping people to understand their food supply, and plan how to make it more secure.
It’s aimed at people who buy food, whether they’re buying for a family, a school, a restaurant, or a grocery store, or thinking about the food security of a city as a whole.
It’s based on proportionality, using ‘life cycle analysis’ data to estimate the relative impact of the different choices we make about food on the resource intensity of our food supply.
It uses measures of sustainability that reflect our own, enlightened, self-interest; reducing the need for energy, water and land in the food supply chain makes our food supply more secure. It’s that simple.
We don’t preach solutions, but we do provide a credible means comparing the effect of different food supply choices, showing the trade-offs and synergies between them, and identifying the most effective places to take action.
FoodPrinting Oxford Report...
PARTNERS AND SUPPORTERS
Full Report (pdf file)
...ever wondered how much land, water, and energy it takes to feed a city? And what we can do about it? (flash player file)
Data and Assumptions
Technical information about the FoodPrint Calculator (pdf file)
Our initial report on food chain resilience (pdf file)