Can we sustain a cold food future?

Can we sustain a cold food future?

Nicola Twilley is author of the blog Edible Geography, co-founder of the Foodprint Project, and co-director of Studio-X NYC. Her current work explores the relevance of the landscape of artificial refrigeration as the cornerstone of our modern food system. Twilley spoke with NBJ about the pros and cons of the “coldscape,” the sustainability of a speculative food system, and some creative ways to get food consumers closer to the source.

nbj: We’ve heard you’re working on a forthcoming book about the universe of refrigeration as it pertains to our food supply. What makes this coldscape worth exploring?
Nicola Twilley: It’s interesting—I was recently reading the abstract for a historical analysis on how American nutrition had improved since the dawn of widespread refrigeration. Americans are able to eat much more fresh food and get many more nutrients from it, thanks to refriger

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