When the Food System Meet Sustainability 

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With the growing population, there must be abundant food to feed every individual of the plant. Across the globe, World Food Day is celebrated on 16 October. Several events are organized in over 150 countries worldwide that help to endorse awareness and action so that everyone has access to the food they need.

It is a favorable moment to consider the challenges that face our food systems, how we can address them, and what each of our roles is in helping to build a sustainable food system. To obtain more food with the least expense and loss it’s important to shift towards a sustainable food system.


When the Food System Meet Sustainability 


Sustainable Food System

Basically, a sustainable food system is a combined network that integrates several elements in order to enhance a community's environmental, economic and social well-being. It is built on principles that improve the ecological, social and economic values of a population and region.

A sustainable food system is defined as a type of food system that provides healthy food to people. Along with that it also provides sustainable impacts on the environmental, economic, and social systems that surround food.

Visit the links to know more about a sustainable food system

Sustainable food system concept:

We conceptualize a model of future food production within the socioeconomic conditions created by widespread automation. Read more

Frontier in the sustainable food system:

Here, you will get the latest food system and sustainability updates and approach going on a global pace. Read more

10 ways to make the food system sustainable:

A sustainable food system also implies to an effort that makes the most of the earth’s resources for future generations. It guards against exhausting these resources. Read more

Importance of sustainable food system during COVID-19:

The limitations of the food system go beyond failing to feed the world well. The remodel of economies after the COVID-19 crisis offers a unique opportunity to transform the global food system and ensuring an environmentally sustainable and healthy nutrition for all. Read more

Food sustainability and security:

Food Security and Sustainability are imperative to feed the growing population and minimize the effects of climate change. Read more


Food Sustainability

Food sustainability makes food safe and healthy. Sustainable food is produced without hazardous pesticides and chemicals, non-essential antibiotics, or growth advancement supplements.

Nutrition is also playing an increasing role in defining food sustainability. They are the growing movement towards plant-based foods.

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All about food sustainability:

Sustainable food isn't only about the food itself. It's a combination of factors, including how the food is produced, distributed, packaged and consumed. Read more

Sustainable food production:

Resolving the issue of food waste offers a major opportunity to improve food security and minimize the environmental footprint of agricultural systems. Read more

Difference between sustainable food and organic food:

You should be able to separate organic food facts from sustainable food facts. Here are eight major differences between sustainably grown food and certified organic food. Read more


Sustainable Food Examples 

The sustainable food system is defined as the system that provides healthy food to meet current food needs while maintaining healthy ecosystems that can also deliver food for generations to have minimal adverse effects on the environment.

According to the 2019 EAT-Lancet Commission on healthy diets from sustainable food systems, a global transition toward more plant-based foods including legumes such as beans, peas, lentils, peanuts is added to the list. Along with that, whole grains, vegetables, fruits, and nuts, with less consumption of animal-based foods, especially red meat and processed meat.

Click on the links to know other examples of sustainable food

10 sustainable food:

Focus must be on the foodstuffs that do the least harm to the planet and items that represent the ultimate in sustainability. Read more

Here are some of the best foods to add to your diet:

Almost all foods come with cautions of some kind, but there are obvious choices that will make your diet more eco-friendly. Read more

50 new foods added to the list:

Future 50 Report, collecting the 50 foods they claim will be best for our world and our waistlines. This report was evolved by experts in food sustainability, food security, nutrition, human rights and agriculture to help us understand how to eat for good health and a healthier planet. Read more


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