This tag was created by Maria Frank.  The last update was by Food and Society Workshop.

Field Guides to Food

The Food System

What are the major patterns of behavior, structures of sense-making, and physical spaces that shape actions? Are there few of these in play--or many? If an artifact points to forces larger than the individual actor, it deals with the theme of the Food System
There are several ways of looking at the term food system:Most definitions vary in the scope and specificity of the elements included, as above. Some include factors external to other definitions or not explicitly considered......and some focus on the global or local food system, and/or include social and environment considerations.

Related terms: supply chain, agribusiness, scale, systems / systems thinking, networks

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