Earthcare Fieldcast: Episode 6

Episode 6: Foodproduction & the City (Barcelona)

In this episode we speak with Amaranta Herrero, an ecofeminist sociologist and agricultural engineer who is currently coordinator of the Barcelona 2030 Sustainable Food Strategy and works for the Barcelona Strategic Metropolitan Plan of Barcelona City Council. Cities are where vast amounts of food are consumed and discarded, but how may we think food production and distribution from the viewpoint of the city? Could predatory urban food consumption be transformed towards food sovereignty models, that articulate the city and peri-urban spaces anew? What’s the link between cities, food and climate? And what’s that debate between antispeciesist and pastoralist ecofeminists in Catalunya and Spain? Those are some of the questions Amaranta talks about in this episode, as we switch between grassroots and municipal institutional perspectives.

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