What’s wrong with our current food system? It’s not healthy, not efficient, not sustainable and most of all: food is tasteless. Distribution has a lot to do with this. Because food has to travel so far before it reaches the supermarkets, it has to be picked before it’s perfect, which means it won’t taste as it’s supposed to be.
It’s fascinating to see what Paul Lightfoot thinks about that and how he’s planning to fix it.
He is currently planning to construct farms near supermarkets, this will make sure the food is picked and sold at the same day. This won’t be ordinary farms but high tech urban farms.
I don’t know how much food we will eat in the cities will come from urban farms in a few years. But I think it could be quite a percentage, especially in the new super cities in China, Middle East, Africa and South America.