Most people don’t think about food other than in terms of meal preparation. You need X, Y, and Z ingredients to make dinner for your family. What you might not be considering is the food system.
A food system takes into account everything that happens to a certain piece of food before it reaches your digestive system. When we take into account every step of the food system, regardless of our dietary choices, we can make more informed decisions about what and how we eat.
But why does that matter?
Essentially, the food system can have either a positive or negative impact on the environment, our bodies, and the other sentient creatures who live amongst us. Many people have never even heard the term “food system,” which means that there’s a serious lack of food awareness pervasive throughout our culture.