Competition invites students to imagine future urban food production

competition-future-food-productionThe Future City Competition, an initiative of DiscoverE, will hold its Arizona Regional Competition on Jan. 17. The competition, taking place at Arizona State University, invites middle school students from across Arizona  to imagine what urban food production will look like in the future - a meaningful exercise given projected threats to our food supply. The winning team from the regional competition will receive the Walton Sustainable Community Award and prize, sponsored by ASU’s Rob and Melani Walton Sustainability Solutions Initiatives. The recipients will be invited to present their future food idea at the 2015 Sustainability Solutions Festival, taking place across the Valley Feb. 16-21. The team will then travel to the Future City National Finals in Washington, D.C, where it will compete against more than 40,000 other students from across the United States.