Food is a vastly complex issue, so it requires a systems-thinking approach.

Changes in the way food is grown, processed, distributed, and consumed have threatened our ability to ensure sustainable and equitable food systems. Transforming the future of food requires a holistic approach that recognizes how all issues are interconnected. The complexity we face is real and challenging, which is why bold action is needed.

Food has been a life force for our families, cultures, and societies for millennia. But profound changes in the way food is grown, processed, distributed, consumed, and wasted over the last several decades have led to increasing threats to a future of food that is sustainable, equitable, and secure. Today, food systems are at the center of many of the critical challenges we face — from the COVID-19 pandemic to climate change.

To understand all the interrelated economic, ecological, and social drivers of today’s food systems, we apply systems thinking. Thinking in systems enables us to fully understand system dynamics, anticipate system behaviors and interactions, and ultimately to identify opportunities for transformation.




Actionable Frameworks for Transformation

Frameworks facilitate new ways of thinking about how to create better systems. They help us understand, analyze, and shift systems towards better human, animal, and planetary health.

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Beacons of Hope

Stories of Transformation

Through this initiative we showcase people and organizations around the world who are transforming food systems.