Scale: How far did your food travel today?

Created through a partnership between the Community Research Connections program and students of Royal Roads University's Professional Communications program, this video contrasts small-scale food systems to large-scale food systems. Local, smaller scale food systems provide benefit in the manner that they promote food security and local employment, which contributes to community resilient to exogenous shocks. However, the flip side of the coin prompts us to consider the role large-scale food systems have in attempting to meet the nutritional requirements of a growing global population. The World Food Summit of 1996 defines food security as existent "when all people at all times have access to sufficient, safe, nutritious food to maintain a healthy and active life". Thus, the question of scale emerges for food when we consider our growing global population, how do we feed 7 billion people in a sustainable way?

  • Visit the Solutions Agenda webpage on sustainable food systems here.
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