Unintended Consequences in the Food SystemThe Problem with “Solutions”
Our complex food system presents us with a knot of issues so tangled that they can be difficult to define, let alone resolve. A solution to one issue may evolve and create problems around another. The 2018 Tufts Food System Symposium tackles the issue of unintended consequences and asks how we can continue to work toward a more resilient food system when we can’t reliably foresee what the longer-term results of our actions might be. Effective food systems policy and planning requires broad considerations ranging from ecology to social justice on both a local and global scale. We will bring together policy experts, food justice advocates, and practitioners in the field to discuss past lessons learned and explore what kinds of collaborations and approaches allow for a greater understanding of change in our food system.
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Upcoming EventsApr2Monall-day 2018 21-Day Racial Equity Habit ...2018 21-Day Racial Equity Habit ...Apr 2 – Apr 22 all-dayAre you working for a food system that supports healthy food for all, sustainable farming and fishing, and thriving communities? The Food Solutions New England network believes that racism must be undone in order to achieve an equitable food system and that … Continue reading →Apr19Thu9:00 am 2018 Food Tank Summit – Explorin...2018 Food Tank Summit – Explorin...Apr 19 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pmIn collaboration with the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University and Oxfam America 30+ Speakers. To be Announced Soon! Tickets are $299 Note: Due to overwhelming demand for our Summits, we are running an application process to ensure we have … Continue reading →Apr25Wed9:00 am 9th National Farm to Cafeteria C...9th National Farm to Cafeteria C...Apr 25 @ 9:00 am – Apr 27 @ 4:00 pmSave the date for the 9th National Farm to Cafeteria Conference coming to Cincinnati, Ohio, April 25-27, 2018! Hosted by the National Farm to School Network, this biennial event will convene more than 1,000 diverse stakeholders working to source local food for … Continue reading →