“The current approach to food, nutrition, agriculture, and the environment is unsustainable and must change.”

Interacademies Partnership (2018)

What is the Food System?

The food system is the social and ecological system encompassing all the drivers, activities and resources that go into producing, distributing and consuming food. The food system intersects with aspects of public health, culture, society, economics, public policy, and the environment. For more on the food system, see the following resources: 

Challenges Facing Food Systems: Ecological and Social Issues from Global to Local

Defining Sustainable, Equitable, Resilient and Healthy Food Systems

Position Papers, Case Studies, Initiatives and Planning Documents on Food Systems Change: National & International 

National & International:

The Science of Sustainable Food System: Peer-Reviewed Literature on Building Sustainable, Equitable, Healthy & Resilient Food Systems

National & International:

Video and Popular Press Works on Food Systems and Sustainability

Hawaiʻi and Beyond

“Food is the single strongest lever to optimize human health and environmental sustainability on Earth.”

EAT-Lancet Commission on Food, Planet, Health (2019).