I’m Robyn Metcalfe, a food historian and futurist, with a concentration in the history of urban food markets, particularly in Western Europe during the 19th century. I’ve written and spoken about everything from London’s 19th-century meat markets to the evolution of American livestock breeding practices, to the deceptive simplicity of the
. I’m also director of Food City, a nonprofit organization that explores the way technology shapes our relationship with food, and the author of Food Routes: Growing Bananas in Iceland and Other Tales from the Logistics, in which I explore an often-overlooked aspect of the global food system: how food moves from producer to consumer.
Why, you may be asking, does a historian think about the future of food? Because it's all about context — having the knowledge about how we got here as we think about the future. I’m here from 12 – 2 pm EDT to field any and all questions about the past and future of our food system and how technology is reshaping our relationship to food.
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