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Every time you open your fridge and food cupboards, you step into the global food system.
Sounds odd, but it’s true. The system is an enormously complex web of all the people, businesses, organizations and governments involved in the production, distribution, sale and consumption of food. Irrespective of who we are, or where we are on the planet, the food we eat is made available by this global food system.
Here, at the beginning of the twenty-first century, this system is not working properly. It is a system that leaves nearly one billion people hungry every day.
It is obvious that the food system needs fixing. It is much less obvious how this should be done. The sheer size and complexity of the system can seem overwhelming; and the power of some of the corporations and governments involved is daunting. They can and must take urgent action to change the policies and practices that play a huge part in the broken food system.
With this report, we bring this big picture down to a more manageable size. We show the connections between the global food system and the things we do every day. We show how households, acting together, can make a difference.
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