What is the Food System?
The food system, in the sense we use it here, includes all those activities involving the production, processing, transport and consumption of food.
A particularly important area of policy concern is the food system in less developed countries where hunger and malnutrition can be rife, as well as the links between food and sustainable development.
The consumption of food is also an integral part of all our lives and its history and culture are fascinating and important topics of research and study.
Next: Find out about the challenges facing the food system.