Supply and demand: Are we efficient in the way we buy food #TNOfood
Is the way food is supplied to us the problem with out market or is the way consumers shop the issue?
- If we take over the food market what would that look like to for supplies?
- Supermarkets play a huge part in making food safe – they have to protect their brand.
- If we kill off food miles by growing all our own food will kill off economies in other countries and negate the changes we’ve made for the world.
- Could we kill off our own market place by making it too hard for companies to import food with tough quality standards about the appearance of our food?
- We’re hard wired to look for perfection and presentation in a way with is palatable.
- One way to cut the costs of the supply of food would be to cut fuel costs which is mainly tax.
- Are cities the most economically way to distribute food – cutting fuel costs because we’re all in one place?
- We need tiered food – size matters for choice and cost, which is an efficient way to supply as the whole tree can be marketed.
- We buy too much and waste to much, We throw perfectly good things away because of sell by dates, common sense should play a part.
- Some fruit is better when it’s older
- We should educate to make people aware of how to judge if food is safe.
- What would happen if we only stocked seasonal food?
- The market is driven by consumer so if shoppers want food out of season suppliers will source it
- If people realised the impact of what they were eating, they would demand change
- People’s relationships with local food supply could encourage the community.
- Is there a way of reducing the amount we waste by looking at the cities calorie intake and supplying the correct amount
- Would “buyer beware” signs and labels stop waste if liability didn’t fall back to the supplier