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'''T O B E T R A N S L A T E D'''Both in English and Spanish (original in Spanish).
= Food in the Canary Islands / Comida en Canarias = What follows is an exploration of the food we consume and produce in the Canary Islands. The principal idea is to provide a comprehensible overview of how we cover our current needs: what we eat and how much of each item eaten, and where the foods we eat come from. Also, what we produce and how much of each product and what resources we are using to produce these things. Finally, what real resources exist for the possibility of "different produce": more variety, more ecologically friendly, more destined for the local market. All of it, in the style of [[Canaripedia]], based on data that supported by certifiable sources, or at least using reasonable and transparent estimations.
Lo que sigue es una exploración de la comida que consumimos y producimos en Canarias. La idea central es proporcionar una imagen comprensible de cómo cubrimos nuestras necesidades actualmente: qué comemos y cuánto de cada cosa, y de dónde viene lo que comemos. También qué producimos y cuánto de cada cosa y qué recursos usamos para producir eso. Finalmente, qué recursos reales hay para la posibilidad de "producir distinto": más variedad, más ecológico, más destinado al mercado local. Todo ello, en el estilo de [[Canaripedia]], basado en datos que se apoyen en fuentes certificables, o al menos en estimaciones razonables y abiertas.
== Questions / Preguntas == *Consumption:** What quantity of food grams are consumed by the average person in the Canary Islands?**What types of food are being consumed, and how are they being distributed in this daily diet, also in grams per person and day?**What is the seasonality of consumption?**The same for each island.*Production:**Which foods are produced in the Canary Islands and how many grams per person and day for each one?**The same for each island.**What are we using for producing the food that we cultivate here (seeds, fertilisers, pesticides, water) and at what cost?**What is the seasonality of the production? Are we producing all of the potatoes, for example, in only two specific months of the year?*Origin**Where does our food come from, what are the pathways, and what are the costs?**How far does our food come and what is the cost in fuel and money? 
* Consumo:
** ¿De dónde viene nuestra comida, cuáles son las vías, y cuánto cuesta?
** ¿Desde qué distancia viene nuestra comida, y cuál es el costo en combustible y dinero?
 
 
*Knowledge and other local resources:
**How much do people know how to cultivate organic produce and how long does it take to acquire this learning?
**How much land is available for cultivating food and what characteristics does this land have?
**How is the food production (plants and animals) connected to itself and with the rest of the system (using food leftovers as compost or as food for animals)?
*Agents involved:
**What are the laws, regulations and organisations relevant to food consumption and production?
**Who are the food experts in the Canary Islands? Where are they (only professional contact data)?
*Uncategorised questions:
**What is the relationship between the price of organic food and conventional food at different times of the year?
**What types of food variety are needed for a person to live the healthiest life possible? (Percentage of carbohydrates, percentage of proteins, etc.)
**What other questions exist with respect to food in the Canary Islands?
 
 
 
* Conocimientos y otros recursos locales:
** ¿Cuánta gente sabe cómo cultivar comida orgánicamente, y cuánto dura el aprendizaje?
** ¿Qué otras preguntas hay respecto a la comida en Canarias?
== Sources of information and expertise / Fuentes de información y Expertos ==
* [http://www2.gobiernodecanarias.org/istac/ ISTAC].
* [http://www.nutricionenmexico.org.mx/alan/2000_S1_6.pdf Encuesta de Alimentación y Nutrición de Canarias].
== Answers / Respuestas == The following table is taken from http://imagina-canarias.blogspot.com/2009/04/como-comemos-en-canarias-20090407.html con datos del ISTAC de 2006. It may be wrong and certainly there is likely to be more accurate recent data available for now, please revise!
La siguiente tabla está tomada de http://imagina-canarias.blogspot.com/2009/04/como-comemos-en-canarias-20090407.html con datos del ISTAC de 2006. Puede estar mal y seguro que hay datos más actuales. ¡Por favor revisar!
{|border="1" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="2" align="center"
! food / alimento !! necesidades en toneladas/año para Canarias !! producción ISTAC 2006 !! % aproximado
|-
| milk / leche, cheese / queso, yoghurt and others / yogur y otros || 292.000 || 153.373 (miles de litros) || aprox 50%
|-
| bread and sweets / pan y dulces || 146.000 || 1.776 || <1%
|-
| potatoes (and other tubers), imported and exported / papas (y otros tubérculos), importamos y exportamos || 109.500 || 96.304 || casi 100%
|-
| fish (fresh artisanal fishing) / pescado ("pesca fresca artesanal") || 36.500 || 10.249 || aprox 25-30%
|-
| meat (especially pork and chicken) / carne (sobre todo sacrificamos cerdo y pollo) || 73.000 || 36.586 || aprox 50%
|-
| eggs / huevos (asumiendo 70 g/huevo) || 18.250 || 33.174 || aprox 200%
|-
| legumes / legumbres || 18.250 || (poco) || (poco)
|-
| fruits / frutas || 146.000 || 447.065 || 300%
|-
| vegetables / verduras || 73.000 || 325.817 || 450%
|}
== Commentary and more questions / Comentarios y más preguntas == There is data that we can bring here, such as:
Hay datos, que podemos traer aquí, en:
* http://imagina-canarias.blogspot.com/2010/05/el-57-del-terreno-agricola-de-tenerife.html
* http://imagina-canarias.blogspot.com/2009/04/como-comemos-en-canarias-20090407.html Se plantean más preguntas:
** Looking at nutritional balance. Examinar el "equilibrio nutricional".** Importation and export, of both agricultural products and inputs (fertilisers and pesticides, amongst other things). Importación y exportación, tanto de los productos agrícolas como de los insumos (fertilizantes y pesticidas, entre otros).** Seasonality. Estacionalidad.** Water usage. Uso de agua.** Distribution by islands (the data above is for the Canary Islands). Distribución por islas (los datos de arriba son para Canarias).** Trends in these years (the data above is for 2006). Tendencias en estos años (los datos de arriba son de 2006).** Energy needed to make water drinkable and to move water and food. Energía para potabilizar agua y para mover el agua y la comida.** Communications and commercialisation systems. Sistemas de comunicación y comercialización.** Refrigerators and kitchens. Neveras y cocinas.
** Etc.
== Links / Enlaces ==
A Islas y Municipios (con páginas como la de Agua en Canarias)
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