Having crossed the Atlantic and back, trading rum, chocolate and spices by sail ship and connecting with slow food communities along the route, New Dawn traders are spearheading a revival of sail trading and telling stories of globally local food system. Join Lucy as she shares her wild journey discovering the tastes of the fossil fuel free world she dreams of.
Food is the oldest global carrier of culture. Food has always been a major driving force for globalization, especially during earlier phases of European trade and colonial expansion.
In the last 100 years the nature of globalization and food culture has changed from being driven by tribes, nations to multinational corporations driven by profit and the bottom line. As a result our food system is in crisis.
From rapidly rising prices, crop failures, climate change, biodiversity, soil loss, rising prices of inputs… Our food system is in serious need of a make over!
So what does a positively global food system look, smell, taste like? How do our food choices and tastes influence environment and land use? What is the future of global food culture? All good food for thought.