Discover Sustainable Behaviour
Knowledge Discovery, Serendipity and Insights.
Nifty.works is Google maps for Knowledge Landscapes.
It is a tool for knowledge discovery and brainstorming.
Find paths in between of entities, like when you look for paths connecting places in a geographic map.
Food Security & SustainabilityThis is a prototype for brainstorming over food sustainability. While in the international development sector, I learnt that food security has much more to do with logistics, supply chains, demand shock prices rather than food production.
When I contributed as data scientist to map food commodities to global food trade, I learnt also that food is not imported directly from one Country to another, but can be routed several times in between of Countries. That means that global trade import, export, re-import, re-export food several times before it reaches the final destination - your Country. Also, the same flow happens in your own Country: food is first transported to national hub markets, and then re-distributed again to final destination - your closest supermarket.
Is that sustainable? 90% of food price goes in logistic and transportation. That means, food producers gain a fraction of final price. I feel there is a big distortion between the value of food and the price of food, which does influence production choices impacting on environmental resilience. Feeling or evidence? I believe economics is a technology: as all the technologies, it can be updated and improved.
A little bit about experiencing food discoveryThis prototype is built as a knowledge discovery tool to browse food knowledge networks. I researched on discovery as a task serving a broader activity in enhancing behaviour for sustainable food consumption. You can search for a recipe or ingredients you have in the fridge, and explore similar recipes you could prepare.
What else? Your help is value
- Do you find food discovery useful to improve your diet and being?
- Do you think sustainability is more about going bio, vegan or km-0 produced food?
- Or are you even thinking about cutting out Great Distribution and supermarkets, with blockchain based food-supply chains?
- Or simply it would be more sustainable for your own time, a food delivery at your work place or home?
Please do share your opionion: this quick survey takes just about a 15th seconds.
Do you want to value your content and professional insights within this project? Data-scientists on food security, sustainability and ecology; journalists; food photographers; entrepreneurial enablers: feel free to drop a line via email or facebook.
A little bit about me
I am a human being who is very, very much interested in innovation, relative poverty, nature and patterns in complex systems (how structures emerges from simpler "information" processes). And I like spending time in inquiring over links between system design, evolutionary anthropology, distribution of wealth, decentralised access to capital, governance of exponential technology.
I don't have a credo in technology - it is a tool. As an example, decentralised technologies does not necessarily yield decentralised governance. I don't believe (at least so far in 2017) that technology can solve problems alone, but it does enables the opportunity to capture and handle them to leap forward.
I am on the matter that technology can help challenge current governance models and current return of capital, to make a transitions from economies that produce and waste, to economies that sustain exponential innovation and also reduce current negative externalities. Negative externalities are the bad consequences that emerge from collective behaviors on economics complex systems despite positive exponential progress, like commoditization of labour, that reflects on the value of our life Time, and the impact on the environmental capacity that allows us to live and live well.Sustainable food security is one of the key to unlock exponential progress without causing mass extinction and slavery for survival.
- The FoodCAST project - International School for Advanced Scientific Studies.
- Esther Duflo, Abhijit Banerjee - Poor Economics.
- George Monbiot - We Can’t Keep Eating Like This.
- Michael Clark, David Tilman - Comparative analysis of environmental impacts of agricultural production systems, agricultural input efficiency, and food choice.
- OurWorldInData - Land use per gram of protein, by food type.