Nutrition and Food Systems
How might we ensure that everyone in San Diego has reliable access to nutritious and affordable food?
Specific angles to explore
As populations continue to put stress on traditional farming approaches, factory farms attempt to scale farming to meet the need. Although effective, these farms can require significant amounts of pesticides and soil enhancing chemicals (such as nitrogen) to maintain monoculture farms. Shifts to new farming methods, localizing food production, reducing pesticide use, and rerouting food that is not going to be consumed are important areas in need of solutions!
Food insecurity: how can we provide support for food insecure people while improving access and utilization of nutritional foods?
Butterfly Highways: How might we protect pollinators and help pollinators move freely through the city to help gardens and plants thrive?
Locavore Movement: How might we localize food systems to provide enough food for densely populated cities?
Detection and resources: How might we better identify and support people with mental health issues?