Sitopia: how food can save the world – an interview with Carolyn Steel

Sitopia201In her wide ranging book ‘Sitopia: how food can save the world’ Carolyn Steel aims to provide a tool with which to think – and re-think – the world through food. In this interview, she explains the meaning of the term, its philosophical grounding and why food is such a powerful lens to view society and what makes for a good life – and how using this lens shows a value system that is upside down. In seven chapters, she starts from a plate of food and moves out into the universe, beginning with food itself and moving out through the body, the home, society, city and country, nature and time.

You can watch Carolyn’s keynote talk on ‘How to feed a city – and change the world’ here on the Food Systems Academy website where you will find other talks including a guest lecture by Prof Tim Benton on Climate change and agriculture: adaptation and mitigation.



About Geoff Tansey

I curate the Food Systems Academy, a free, on-line, open education resource to transform our food systems. I was also a member of the Food Ethics Council from 2000-2021 and chaired the independent Fabian Commission on Food and Poverty, which reported in 2015.
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