Presentation of the book “The Food System” (Thomson Reuters) at the College of Economists

Presentation of the book “The Food System” (Thomson Reuters) at the College of Economists

On November 28, 2017, the event THE BUSINESS CHALLENGE will be held in the GLOBAL FOOD SYSTEM at the Col·legi d’Economistes de Catalunya on the occasion of the presentation of the book “The food system: globalization, sustainability, security and food culture “Editorial THOMSON REUTERS Aranzadi

Although the concept of agri-food chain is frequently used, the Food System, in contrast, is a multivariate, transverse, complex and articulated system. Economics, policies, availability and accessibility, knowledge, behavior and culture are the vectors of this fractal system.

“The food system: globalization, sustainability, security and food culture” Editorial THOMSON REUTERS Aranzadi (2016)

This work is the result of the work of more than forty authors who have sent us their comments and reflections on many other topics. Each and every one of the chapters that compose the book have the same solid thread, a definite identity and, at the same time, present very different characteristics and aspects.

One of the constants in all of them is the availability of food, together with the concern for food security, understood precisely as the possibility of providing food products, but also related to the problem of the economic accessibility of the citizen. They elect their leaders and expect them not only to organize livelihoods and food training, but also to develop an effective policy to ensure sustainability for the protection of the environment …; that is, they convey their restlessness and hope at the same time.

In this volume we have focused on the presentation of the multiple characteristics of the Food System with the intention of making society aware of the need and obligation, for a balanced future survival, to create a confluence between them until they become a single expression, and that it clearly states that a problem has been solved