The global food system produces enough to feed everyone in the world. But the way it’s managed is unsustainable and leads to unequal access to food and environmental problems. SFSI researchers argued a new focus is needed from scholars to address the complexity of food sustainability.
In this episode of Michigan Minds, SFSI Affiliate Lesli Hoey, one of the study’s authors, explains the matrix of tradeoffs that have to be considered when thinking about how manage food production and distribution. An entirely new approach to research is necessary.
“It makes us completely irrelevant and leaves us in this ivory tower if we don’t start to study the world is all its complexity and all its dynamic relationships,” she says.
News & Resources:
Michigan Minds Podcast: Rethinking How We Think About Food Sustainability, Terry Kosdrosky
New scholarly focus needed to help solve global food crisis, U-M experts say, Michigan News, July 23, 2018