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‘Sustainable Food’ book launch

January 16, 2013

On Monday, January 14, I had the pleasure of launching Michael Mobbs’ book, Sustainable Food – a logical companion to his earlier publication, Sustainable House.

Sustainable Food provides localised solutions to the global problems of food security and carbon emissions associated with growing, processing, selling and disposing food.

Expanding Australian cities reduce land to grow food. Moreover, expanding mining is taking more ground and river water. Mobbs notes, “Over 40 percent of the [Queensland] catchments [of the Murray-Darling rivers] are to be mined…[The mining] will cause the the quantity of food grown in the Murray-Darling Basin in the next 10-20 years to at least halve. About 40 percent of Australia’s food is grown here.”

By 2050, the world population will be over 8 billion, with food production falling to around 0.01 hectare per person.

Additional food must come from existing agricultural land, which will require a more sustainable approach.

Sustainable Food is an enjoyable and informative how-to guide. It breaks down the seemingly insurmountable challenges of our food security and carbon footprint into practical grassroots solutions that are eminently achievable.

Read more about the launch here.

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