Mapping how food shapes our cities

How does food shape our cities? Food urbanist, architect and author Carolyn Steel traces the journey and historical context of food across land, time and culture. This unusual exploration of the evolution of a city reveals why cities eat what they do, and how that journey is currently on an unsustainable path.

“When you think that 80 percent of global trade in food is controlled by just five multinational corporations, it’s a grim picture. As we’re moving into cities, the world is also embracing a Western diet. If we look to the future, it’s an unsustainable diet.” warns Carolyn.

Watch the video above, or click here to view it on the TED website.