Food security is defined as having adequate, regular quantities of nutritious food: food insecurity is the lack of one or all of these things. It describes the actual, lived experience of hunger that 1 in 5 people in the UK regularly face.
Feeding ourselves is the biggest problem humanity has ever faced and it is the reason we have evolved as social animals; sharing a meal is the original human economy. However, the food system (all of the processes and infrastructure that are involved in feeding a population) no longer bears any relation
to the people it evolved to serve. Every time we make a food choice, assuming we have the luxury of choice, we are ‘voting with our forks’- putting money, and power in the hands of the few.
There is no simple solution. Can design actually help reduce hunger?