INNOVATIVE FOOD SYSTEMS
Food is an integral part of everything we do, it’s that simple. Food is a complex set of patterns and practices that is impacted by economics, the environment, science, technology, and in particular cultural and societal norms. For all our ingenuity and technology, food systems fail us. Industrialization of food production provides endless options, yet we are no healthier or happier. Food insecurity and food desserts are daily realities for too many people in both urban and rural communities. We have lost our connection to the land and we hunger to be reconnected. Food is no Food longer simple, and that needs to change.
There is no magic bullet or simple solution to the problems inherent in our food systems. It is a complex problem that varies from place to place. Ecotone Design is exploring solutions that will catalyze change in how food is grown and accessed in communities that lack ability to control what and how they eat. Teach a man to fish, give a community the tools to grow, give them the option to make good choices and you will see positive change. Food is an integral part of everything we do, it’s that simple.