Here are some thoughts from Terra Brockman on the need for creating a community-based food system. What are your thoughts on this topic? Let us know . . .
When we talk about the "food system," we are talking about a complex supply chain involving planting, growing (spraying chemicals or not), harvesting, processing (minimally washing or more involved value-added processing), marketing, retailing, purchasing, and preparation of what we eat. The food system also includes waste, ideally recycling and composting to feed the waste back into the system.
Over the past 100 years, the food system evolved from something very locally-based, to ..