Media library What makes a food system successful? Historically, the criteria have been high output, low prices, and eradication of deficiency diseases. This understanding is outdated and needs redefining.
A successful food system is one that delivers high wellbeing, social justice and environmental stewardship. This report identifies eight indicators, illustrating that such a food system will:
– have a neutral or positive environmental impact;
– be productive in its use of energy and other inputs;
– be diverse in species and genes;
– support good jobs;
– be dominated by short and simple supply chains;
– be composed of assets that are controlled by a wide and inclusive set of stakeholders;
– foster a positive and thriving food culture and the highest levels of public health;
– make food affordable to everyone.

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