My idea for my digital artefact addresses the medium term future for the next 30 years. It looks at insects as a form of food worldwide. This artefact will involve a podcast for the literature review, a survey to collect feedback and opinions on this idea, and a final video introducing the prediction of a global food crisis and how insects as a form of food may be the answer to this. The podcast and survey will be completed prior to the final video to allow for feedback and audience participation. The relevance of the artefact to the audience is that it is a predicted future that will directly involve them, while also proposing a possible solution to this.
Sources referenced to in the video (presented like this as I was unable to reference while speaking in the video):
Cho, R. (2018). How Climate Change Will Alter Our Food. [online] State of the Planet. Available at: https://blogs.ei.columbia.edu/2018/07/25/climate-change-food-agriculture/ [Accessed 15 Mar. 2019].
van Huis, A., Van Itterbeeck, J., Klunder, H., Mertens, E., Halloran, A., Muir, G. and Vantomme, P. (2013). Edible insects: future prospects for food and feed security. [online] Rome: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. Available at: http://www.fao.org/3/i3253e/i3253e.pdf [Accessed 16 Mar. 2019].
Lack of food prediction:
Food Security Information Network (2018). 2018 Global Report on Food Crises. [online] World Food Programme. Available at: https://docs.wfp.org/api/documents/WFP-0000069227/download/?_ga=2.42190949.1141120825.1552599770-1876875734.1552599770 [Accessed 15 Mar. 2019].
Survival Supplies Australia. (n.d.). [online] Available at: https://www.survivalsuppliesaustralia.com.au/newsart/coming-global-food-shortage.php [Accessed 14 Mar. 2019].
Climate change harming current food production methods:
Climate & Capitalism. (2009). How Climate Change Threatens Food Security. [online] Available at: https://climateandcapitalism.com/2009/01/22/how-climate-change-threatens-food-security/ [Accessed 15 Mar. 2019].
Hincks, J. (2018). World Food. [online] Time. Available at: http://time.com/5216532/global-food-security-richard-deverell/ [Accessed 14 Mar. 2019].
Hughes, L., Steffen, W., Rice, M. and Pearce, A. (2015). Feeding a Hungry Nation: Climate change, Food and Farming in Australia. [online] Climate Council. Available at: https://www.climatecouncil.org.au/uploads/7579c324216d1e76e8a50095aac45d66.pdf [Accessed 15 Mar. 2019].
Thomas, J. (2015). Climate change a massive threat to food security, agriculture. [online] SBS News. Available at: https://www.sbs.com.au/news/climate-change-a-massive-threat-to-food-security-agriculture [Accessed 15 Mar. 2019].
Insects as a future food prospect:
Cassimaly, K. (2013). Why Should We Eat Insects? It’s the Future of Food. [online] Nature.com. Available at: https://www.nature.com/scitable/blog/labcoat-life/why_should_we_eat_insects [Accessed 16 Mar. 2019].
Yanes, J. (2017). Insects: the Food of the Future?. [online] OpenMind. Available at: https://www.bbvaopenmind.com/en/science/environment/insects-the-food-of-the-future/ [Accessed 16 Mar. 2019].