What We Do
Food+City publishes a semiannual magazine and tells stories about the global food supply chain. With history as our guide, we turn an eye toward the future with a focus on illuminating opportunities for innovation and provoking fresh ideas about how we feed cities.
Issue one of Food+City explores the largest food market in the world in Mexico City, follows a banana to a bodega in New York City and examines how a famous gelato store in Rome navigates the cities challenging logistical issues.
Issue two of Food+City Magazine goes to the ends of the earth and beyond to discover what it takes to feed people in remote places like Antarctica and the International Space Station. In Tokyo we delve into what the relocation of the world’s largest fish market means for the city, and in Rio de Janeiro we take a look at how a city feeds the Olympic Games.
Our third and most recent issue is now available! We take a deep dive into how food waste is repurposed, explore the history of canned foods, take a look at the jobs of some high-tech agri-robots and examine whether urban agriculture really has the power to feed cities.
In this issue we are pivoting a bit, turning our attention to how technology is shaping the future of our global food supply chain. This issue features stories about transportation and the cold chain. With stories on packaging, connectedness, food trends, robots, grocery and food delivery, technology is on our front burner, as you’ll see in this and future issues.
Food+City Challenge Prize
Our annual startup challenge competition celebrated its fourth year in 2018 as part of the SXSW conference in Austin. In the past four years nearly 75 startups from all over the world have competed, and we have awarded $180,000 in cash prizes.