7. Food, glorious food

Northern Australia has become one of the food powerhouses of the Asia Pacific regional, supply proteins, rice and aquacultural produce throughout the region. Its position has been sustained by significant investments in food and agri-sciences.

At the same time, the structure of the region’s own food supply chain – how we process and distribute foods – and the shape of the food-shed has radically transformed.

Some questions to think about:

  1. What would a food shed look like for Townsville, which can provide its citizens with the human needed nutritional equivalents?
  2. What role does the food shed play in shaping our sense of place?
  3. Can reconfiguring how we process and distribute food make a positive impact on the overall energy efficiency of our city?
  4. Are there productive opportunities for urban agriculture within the city’s existing urban footprint?

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