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7 of the Best Books about Our Food System

7 of the Best Books about Our Food System

If we want to create a better global food system, one that is sustainable and equitable for all the world’s citizens, we need to make some big changes to the ways that food is currently produced, purchased, eaten, and discarded. For individual consumers, learning more about the issues at stake is an important first step… Continue Reading

4 Things You Need to Know about Food Security in America

4 Things You Need to Know about Food Security in America

There are many reasons behind the increasingly urgent calls to reform our global food system, but one of the biggest concerns food security. As defined by the World Food Programme, being “food secure” means having consistent access (both physically and economically) to enough safe and nutritious food to live a healthy and active life. Unfortunately,… Continue Reading

4 of the Most Important Questions for Fast-Casual Restaurants

4 of the Most Important Questions for Fast-Casual Restaurants

In recent years, the fast-casual restaurant industry has experienced phenomenal growth: according to the strategic market research firm Euromonitor International, annual sales growth for fast-casual restaurants was in the 10-11% range from 2011 to 2016. (For a sense of how impressive this is, consider that annual sales of fast food grew by only 3-4% during… Continue Reading

A Look at the Key Elements of Food Systems

A Look at the Key Elements of Food Systems

Anytime you have anything to eat or drink, you’re participating in one of the most important systems for human survival: a food system. Broadly defined as the path that food travels from the field to your table (and beyond), food systems are a central concept in today’s increasingly urgent discussions about how we can feed… Continue Reading