Advances in technology have revolutionised our food production and distribution systems, providing us with many conveniences when it comes to how we obtain our food.
These include widespread access to food distribution points such as supermarkets and having countless pre-packaged, pre-cooked and processed food options. These conveniences have however disconnected millions of us around the world from our food sources. Many people are unaware of where our food comes from, how it is produces, who produces it, and what inputs and efforts are required to move it to the supermarkets.
With the disruptions in the global food supply chains arising from the COVID-19 Pandemic, the Russia-Ukraine War, and the worsening impacts of climate change, challenges with food availability and affordability have serves as a wakeup call, forcing countries to re-evaluate their dependence on our external food supplies. In response, many have since begun small-scale planting, subsistence farming and growing produce in kitchen gardens.