The ecology of food and nutrition

The ecology of food and nutrition
1995. Vegetables by bike. Muna, Yucatán (Mexico). Barry Bogin © Barry Bogin

The ecology of food and nutrition

This photo shows the ecology of food and nutrition in places with low incomes. I took the photo in Muna, Yucatan, Mexico in 1995. Since it was invented in 1817, the bicycle has become a critically important means of transport for food, other goods, services and people all over the world. The Yucatecs use a unique tricycle which is good on the streets, especially flat paved ones, of villages, towns and cities in Yucatan. Fruit and vegetables from farms are taken to the cities by lorry and then distributed to markets by tricycle (or sold directly from tricycles). Tricycles save energy, don’t pollute and cost less to buy and operate than motorised vehicles or animals.

 

Barry Bogin, catedrático de Biología Humana, Loughborough University (Reino Unido)