Pursuing Sustainable Food Systems
What is a "food system"? A "food system" is the sum of all agents and relationships involved in the production, processing, transportation, and consumption of food. At every step of the way from the growing of crops, to the shipping of goods across state and country lines, to the purchasing of food in supermarkets and corner stores, our food systems are continuously under a complex array of pressures. Plagued by the challenges of climate change, producing food for a growing global population, and changing consumer habits, our food systems are struggling to provide enough access to healthy, affordable food across the world.
The need for a more sustainable food system, or a food system that causes less environmental stress and can meet the demand for affordable, healthy food, is clear. How can we further efforts to encourage a more sustainable food system globally and in our own communities? Join us for a moderated panel discussion on the importance of sustainable food systems and how policy, nutrition, and consumerism play a role in these efforts.