A starting point for considering a sustainable food system vision is focusing on relationships among activities in communities. If we frame the concept of healthy, livable communities around three access points: (health, environment, and economics) then we can imagine health outcomes from the standpoint of people maintaining a quality standard of life as they mature and age rather than focusing on how we treat diseases. We can imagine environmental outcomes that enhance our natural resource base for future generations, not degradation and restoration. We can imagine economic outcomes that create vibrant urban and rural communities aided through networks of small business owners.
The Food System: A Potential Future
East Lansing, MI: CS Mott Group for Sustainable Agriculture at Michigan State University
Local / Regional Food Systems