Our Food System Is Ripe For Change.
Today’s most perplexing challenges have roots in our industrial food system. The steady rise of chronic conditions, diseases and healthcare costs. Climate change. Food insecurity and waste. You name it.
Consumers want change. They have become more conscious about the consequences of maintaining the status quo. The surging demand for better, more healthy food confirms this shift. Yet, the system cannot support it.
Our focus is on furthering the technologies, people and processes that will transform the local food infrastructure. We believe that when small- to mid-sized sustainable farmers can thrive, the health of individuals, communities and the environment will improve.
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Looking beyond the corporate structure might be Big Food’s best bet at meeting consumers demands.read more
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