Food is essential to all life on this planet of ours, yet of the 7 billion human inhabitants, over 1 billion have limited access to food and spend their days wondering if today is the day they will get a meal, while another 1 billion people throw 50% of their food in the bin uneaten.
You don’t need to be a maths professor to work out that if those one billion wasteful people gave their food to the one billion without food, then no-one would be hungry.
The problem is Logisitics
What is ‘sitopia’?
Sitopia comes from the greek sitos, meaning food, and is play on the word Utopia. Where Utopia means ‘Good place’ or ‘No place’, Sitopia means ‘Food Place’. The word ‘sitopia’ was coined by Carolyn Steel, architect, lecturer and author of the book Hungry City.
The Sitopia project aims to build sustainable communities with universal access to high quality nutrition. We belive that food is not a luxury item, but an essential part of life that deserves a central role in civilisation.
We aim to connect food producers with food consumers all over the world and ensure that every human being can enjoy good food while making the best use of our planets resources. That means making efficient use of water and available arable land, and also making sure that food is produced closer to where it is consumed to minimise the environmental cost and the financial costs due to transport. In addition we hope to look at cost effective and environmentally safe methods of producing food.
How can you help?
If you grow your own food, whether it’s for personal use or for sale, we’d love to hear from you. Similarly, if you’re not yet growing your own food but would like to try then you should get in touch. Food is such an essential part of our daily lives, it’s vitally important that we find ways to ensure we all have access to the nutrition we need and to do so in a way that is sustainable. If you know someone who takes a keen interest in food and food production, then please point them our way. To get in touch, please tweet us or visit our contact page.