Every day, for a city the size of London, enough food needs to be delivered, cooked and fed to millions of people. The sheer scale of this has meant that cities are in fact shaped by food.
In this TED Talk, Carolyn Steel, a food urbanist, takes us on a journey of how our meals affect not just the cities we live in, but the rainforest too, which is cleared to make way for arable land.
From the names of streets, and major routes into cities, food impacted how cities were built in ancient times. And, of course, since cities like London have changed very little, how we may struggle today, now that demand has increased.
Watch the TED Talk to find out more: