A food system describes the cycle of growing, distributing, eating and recycling our food, and all the factors that affect it.
"Creating and sustaining a healthy, living and vibrant food system is important because it means that everyone has access to affordable, nutritious, and culturally appropriate food. It means that people have the opportunity to contribute and participate in producing, distributing, consuming and recycling food in a way that respects the principles of social justice, democracy, and environmental sustainability."
from the 2005 San Francisco Food Systems Assessment (PDF)
published by San Francisco Food Systems
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Last updated: 5/20/2011 2:30:51 PM