The Future of Food in Arizona: Memories of Food to Build a Sustainable Food System
We are all aware the problems and challenges with our current food system. In light of those pressing issues, we, a group of ASU humanities faculty and community partners, have embarked on a project to envision and design what the Phoenix area food system ought to be in 2040. “Dinner 2040” is the project culminating in an event over a meal where researchers and community members will in have a layered conversation about what the food system in Phoenix in 2040 ought to be and how we get there. If we want to ensure a sustainable food system in Phoenix, one that respects Historical, Cultural, and Place-based Practices, supports Sustaining Ecological Health, encourages Culinary Innovations for Human Health, ensures Food Justice, Social Justice, and Food Sovereignty—we are asking what should we be doing now to get to that future.