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FOOD SYSTEM The food system includes everything involved: In creating food Foods journey from the farm to the table The by-products we are left with after the food is produced and consumed.
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Food System The process by which food is produced on a farm or fishery, transformed by processing, made available for purchase, consumed and eventually discarded.
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Global Food System Food production Distribution Consumption all over the world
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Local Food System Sources of local food supply Parts of food system that are owned and operated locally or within the surrounding region. More independent from the outside world. Local food systems are integrated with regional, national, and global food system.
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An input is something that is put into a machine or system where it is converted into outputs. Examples of inputs are: Natural Resources: Soil, Water, Seeds, Fertilizer, Pesticides, Compost, Nonrenewable fuels. Farm machinery, factories, and transportation system are used for production, processing, and distribution. Human resources: labor, research, and education
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