Food sharing with a 21st-century twist – and Melbourne’s a world leader

Published by SHARECITY on the 8th June 2018.

Food sharing is experiencing a renaissance in cities around the world. By food sharing, we mean the collaborative growing, cooking, eating and distributing of food
as well as sharing food-related skills, spaces and tools. This is nothing new, of course, but new socio-technologies are being used to reshape food-sharing opportunities. These range from apps for sharing home-cooked meals to online maps showing surplus harvests in the city.

SHARECITY100, a database covering 100 cities, ranks Melbourne as the third most active food-sharing city, after London and New York. Melbourne is home to more than 100 diverse food-sharing initiatives mediated by information and communication technology.

Published online: 29 May 2018.

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Ferne Edwards and Anna Davies

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