Before reaching your plate, foods are transported, processed and distributed. Learn how this affects food safety, food access and food security, and the viability of local and regional food systems.
Food Safety
  • The increasingly large and frequent outbreaks of foodborne illness demonstrate industrial agriculture’s failure to provide safe food. Find out how food safety is addressed now - and how these efforts should be improved.
Food Access / Security
  • A successful food system not only produces healthful food, but is also structured so that this food is accessible to everyone. Learn what food security means, and what’s being done to address this challenge.
Local Food Systems
  • A sustainable food system requires robust networks of local and regional food production and distribution. Learn what local food is, why it’s important and how you can support its production.