Food Systems Overview

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food

noun, often attributive \ˈfüd\

1 a : material consisting essentially of protein, carbohydrate, and fat used in the body of an organism to sustain growth, repair, and vital processes and to furnish energy; also : such food together with supplementary substances (as minerals, vitamins, and condiments)

1 b : inorganic substances absorbed by plants in gaseous form or in water solution

2 : nutriment in solid form

3 : something that nourishes, sustains, or supplies <food for thought>

Overview

Humans all need and love to eat. Growing things, or manipulating them in a laboratory, seems to come as naturally as walking to humans. Nourishment is one thing to value, but what’s beyond organic? Local seems like a good start. Even by social pressure the farm is likely to be more sane than a removed factory farm. And without traveling hundreds or thousands or tens of thousands (if it’s grown in X continent, processed in Y continent and consumed in Z continent), it’s probably more nutritious and tasty. We consume so much daily, much of which inspires the best in human creativity, and much more which is literally the dredges of whatever source it came from (pink slime anyone). And there is the impact from industrial agriculture threatening water quality and inhumanly raising and slaughtering millions of animals so that meat consumption can go up another 20%. Lots of issues, and so many tasty reasons to solve them.

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