Food+Tech Connect: Promoting a Networked Food System

July 28, 2010
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food+tech connect | promoting a networked food system

Created by shiftN, this map visualizes the global interconnections among food, agriculture, water, energy, soil, and humans that comprise our food system.

food+tech connect | promoting a networked food system

Created by shiftN, this map visualizes the global interconnections among food, agriculture, water, energy, soil, and humans that comprise our food system.

What fascinates me about this map is how I discovered it and how that process demonstrates an opportunity for information technology to connect us with the information, people, and resources necessary to address pressing global food and environmental challenges. I stumbled upon this graphic in a presentation from the Workshop on Skills and Translation of Agri-Food Research in the UK, which I located through a Google search for open agricultural research in the UK. In effect, Google enabled me to quickly and effortlessly discover that the open agriculture conversation is already underway across the ocean.

What about this graphic interests you?

– Danielle Gould