jessica charlesworth

TACKLING OBESITIES: FOOD ACTIVISM

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Activists planting guerilla plants

Fast growing algae-graffiti: "Fresh not frozen"

Activist throws seedbomb at fast food outlet

Activist throws hardy plant seedbombs at fast food outlet

A key and important reality in 2050 is the abundance of food oasis’ prevalent in the inner city urban areas. As well as providing a reminder to the city’s inhabitants of the source of their food alongside a seasonal wealth of fresh fruit and vegetables, these food oasis’ also remind us of the food activist movements of  the 2020’s.

In a climate of community empowerment, small groups of activists took to the streets in protest of the suppliers of high-density foods, attributed with fuelling the obesity death count. Appalled with the lack of stringent measures keeping these suppliers in check, these activists first used hardy fruit plants as a sign of protest. They planted in sites, which would provide a rich source of fresh free food to combat ‘food deserts’ created by large outer-city chain stores and smaller fast food restaurants. Later they upped their attack, planting fast growing, incredibly hardy engineered fruit and vegetable plants that insured successful rootage directly outside shops and sites of concern.

Now in 2050, these emergent protests have created food oasis’ of free fresh food. Residents of the city are eager to explore citywide to discover new and visit reliable seasonal produce hotspots for their free dietary supplements.

Hardy engineered fruit and vegetable plants that insured successful rootage planted directly outside shops and sites of concern.

Guerilla gardening has provided new food access free for all

Guerilla gardening has provided new food access free for all

>influences
• orange picking on streets of Seville
• food access and obesity by Prof Martin White
• “food deserts”
• disorder of convenience by Stanley J. Ulijaszek
• guerilla gardening
• www.fallenfruit.com -activist art project,mapping of all public fruit in a neighbourhood.


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