the food system is broken and needs to be transformed

  • Food is a keystone of health, community, and economy.
  • Around the world the food system is broken.
  • Markets distorted by subsidies and layers of regulations that favor a large centralized system of commoditized food result in:  
    • worldwide vulnerabilities evident in food deserts and malnutrition in wealthy nations,
    • unprecedented epidemics of obesity and other nutrition related diseases in both wealthy and lower income nations, 
    • famine in previously self sufficient agrarian communities,
    • social unrest resultant from the hyper sensitivity of the broken system to world events (from the price of oil to natural disasters) and
    • environmental degradation that creates a vicious cycle of decline for the food system.