The Collectors: Food cartographers

Ethan Welty and Caleb Philips are looking to solve world hunger and change the functionality of city agriculture by showing that there's a large diversity of food available to anyone globally.
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I like thirty strollers. Brought to you by the 2015. Accurate TLX. It's that kind of thrill. There's a lot of ways in our food system that's unbelievable. One in six Americans is having a hard time. Knowing where their next meal is coming from getting a nutritious meal. We throw away almost half of those who do Curtis. And when he sister you're gonna have nine million people and larger fraction and then now even are going to be. What are we can do. Are we can feed 06 people. I cannot win this big project. Which was I want to make an urban land inventory since people. There's a large diversity. Plants that are growing in capacity unit boulder. Palms and payers and blackberries. Things that people go and buy and supermarket that are literally around the corner from the supermarket Saturday. The troops is no free onshore there is reason apple tree and it's producing food and it's right there you can lock up and you can pick and anyone can do that. Okay. That's a massive food resource. What we try to do is provide something that people can use cloud produced maps. Okay. Following fruit is a massive co lab produced map fruit and vegetables. An open platform hope indeed open source software a tool for every 12 maps that shared resource. And we have a thousand different animal types most of those of our species. In 51 eastern countries seven continents 15100 different cities around the world. And every day analysts on average about a thousand users logging in June two two entrapment. Information and following through. I'm hoping it makes it we'll see cities in a different light. As a place that really has potential for sourcing our food from. So do really change people's ideas about what their neighborhoods can provide for them. We need to be thinking about how to change her entire food system to be more efficient and feed people. Let's produce as much food as we can't ask close to where we're going to consumers because that is the most efficient thing to do. My biggest hope for following through is that we can make some contribution towards really changing what cities look like in the future. Read she's overcome social obstacles and legislative obstacles and decided collectively that we really want to transform our cities. Into any substantial through producing area. Well we can do that. And he's in multi. I'm still tilts. And we are current 101 the edible world.

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