We want to encourage a broad community conversation about food in the city. So every week until our Food in the City conference (May 25-26, 2012) we are going to offer up a “juicy” question about food and agriculture.
This week’s question starts the conversation by asking about the importance and value of food in our lives.
In discussions about our work on the Food and Agriculture Project, we are often asked why we are doing this work. There are many reasons of course, but one obvious reason why this work is so important is because food is so fundamental to our lives.
Beyond this basic truth we have also learned that food can be complex. To some, food is a cultural expression or a way of life; to others food is tied to household or business finances; for many the priority may be on how food nourishes their bodies and provides nutrition for their children; and yet others will value how food brings them together with their friends and family socially.
So, our question to you this week is: What’s important about food, to you?
Join the conversation, post your comments, and share what you are thinking with others!