Urban Food Futures is the first online science magazine dedicated to sustainable urban food systems.

We publish original articles and share science communication content to help urban food practitioners improve their action.

The Coffee Break articles

Once a month, we publish an article based on a scientific publication, and we send it to you via our Coffee Break newsletter.


We select science communication material (in English and French) relevant to urban food action and share it on social media under the #urbanfoodscience hashtag.

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The world is increasingly urban. What urban dwellers eat now and will eat in the future, and how this food is brought to them, will impact the sustainability of our food systems. We therefore need to work on urban food systems –  i.e. the wide array of activities that bring food to urban dwellers.

Cities are both contributing – and vulnerable – to major challenges: climate change, resource depletion, soil degradation, health issues, social inequalities… They are increasingly facing food insecurity issues.

Citizens, NGOs, civil servants, private companies… all over the world, food innovators are developing solutions to face up to the challenges. And scientists are producing analysis that would be useful to them, but too often, it gets lost in translation.

Urban Food Futures helps them by making available complex and rich scientific information to these food innovators.

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Previous articles

Dive into our previous Coffee Break articles from 2017 onwards