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Web report: Mapping San Diego County Food Systems

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Food is an essential part of our everyday lives yet the system which brings food to our tables is highly inequitable. The food system includes producing, processing, packaging, transporting, preparing, consuming and disposing of food waste. Much of the focus on improving food systems has centered on environmental and resource scarcity concerns resulting from food production, processing and distribution and has ignored the lack of livable wages and the prevalence of unsafe working conditions in the food system. The focus on solving the threat of inadequate food availability often ignores that due to economic factors there are already people experiencing food scarcity despite a food system that currently produces adequate amounts of food and in fact has a great deal of food waste.

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