Run Time: 20:14
Marisol Pierce-Quinonez, Department of Food and Nutrition Policy, Tufts University spoke on "Planning for Sustainable Food."
Food system plans are meant to assess the sustainability of food from farm to fork. Production, processing, distribution, consumption and disposal are all a part of the food system. Cities and regions all over the country are developing food plans, and in 2007 the American Planning Association released a Policy Guide on Community and Regional Food Planning. This presentation explores the differences in food system plans throughout the country and evaluates the sustainability of each.
The presentation was part of the Local Food Systems Conference held at the Toledo Hilton. The conference aimed to bring together both academics and practitioners to share their knowledge, experience, and expertise with regard to developing and maintaining local food systems in old industrial regions.