The urbanization of food

Apart from news on the United States presidency and the pandemic, 2021 greeted us with some concerning local news: food prices have gone up. For instance, the price of the humble sili, a usual benchmark for food prices, was at P800 a kilo at the start of the year. Scarcity was the reported cause.

The disconnection became real when food supply chains were disrupted at the start of the COVID-19 lockdowns. The geographic and functional separation between food production and the city highlights the vulnerability of our urban food system especially during times of health, economic and climate crises. One of the many ironies of our growing urban population is that we are paving over the land that feeds us.

Nanoco Group PLC (LON:NANO) leads the world in the research, development and large-scale manufacture of heavy metal-free nanomaterials for use in displays, lighting, vertical farming, solar energy and bio-imaging.

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