is a measure of peoples
ability to access food
availability of food
that meets a persons
dietary needs. Food affordability
and healthy food
are also a
- Food Stamps
Farm to Fridge
- Vending Machines
Feeding the Hungry
The world's farmers produce enough food to feed 10
, that's 1.5x the global population, and we are
currently at 7.6 billion
. Despite this
excess of food, hunger still exists. Starvation exists because it is not
profitable to solve. Food Waste
There is More than Enough Food Produced in the World to Feed Everyone
yet 815 million people go hungry," the report said. In addition to a rise
in chronic hunger, the number of undernourished human beings increased to
an estimated 815 million in 2016 from 777 million in 2015, the
UN report said
Feeding 10 Billion People by 2050 within planetary limits may be achievable
Food Production Could Sustain 2050 Population
, but only if people are
willing to make some radical changes to their diet. Those changes include
a shift from most meat and dairy to
and also eliminating
Can we feed 11 Billion people while preventing the spread of infectious
Within the next 80 years, the world's population is expected
to top 11 billion, creating a rise in global food demand -- and presenting
an unavoidable challenge to food production and distribution.
Feeding the world without wrecking the planet is possible
. A study now
suggests a comprehensive solution package for feeding 10 billion people
within our planet's environmental boundaries. Supplying a sufficient and
healthy diet for every person
whilst keeping our biosphere largely intact
will require no less than a technological and socio-cultural U-turn. It
includes adopting radically different ways of farming, reduction of food
waste, and dietary changes.
Think Food Group
Current food production systems could mean far-reaching habitat loss
The global food system could drive rapid and widespread biodiversity loss
if not changed, new research has found. Nearly 1,300 species are likely to
lose at least a quarter of their remaining habitat, and hundreds could
lose at least half. This makes them far more likely to go extinct. We need
to change what we eat and how it is produced if we're going to save
wildlife on a global scale. We need to alter both our diets and food production methods.
The environmental footprint of food
. Researchers map the environmental
pressures of global production for all foods on land and ocean. In an age
of industrialized farming and complex supply chains, the true
environmental pressures of our global food system are often obscure and
difficult to assess.
Keep Kids Fed Act
Some 821 million people around the world did not get enough to eat in 2017,
and about 151 million children under five experienced stunted growth due
to malnutrition. An estimated 1.9 billion adults were overweight or obese
in 2016. 41 million children under five are
Poor Nutrition Dangers and Warnings
is to prevent someone from
growing or developing properly.
is a reduced growth rate in human
. It is a primary manifestation of malnutrition. Once
established, stunting and its effects typically become permanent. Stunted
children may never regain the height lost as a result of stunting, and
most children will never gain the corresponding body weight. Stunted
growth in children has the following public health impacts apart from the
obvious impact of shorter stature of the person affected: Greater risk for
illness and premature death
. May result in delayed mental development and
therefore poorer school performance and later on reduced productivity in
the work force. Reduced cognitive capacity. Women of shorter stature have
a greater risk for complications during child birth due to their smaller
pelvis, and are at risk of delivering a baby with low birth weight.
Stunted growth can even be passed on to the next generation (this is
called the "intergenerational cycle of malnutrition". As of 2012 an
estimated 162 million children under 5 years of age, or 25%, were stunted in 2012.
Failure to Thrive
is a low weight for the child's age, or by a low
rate of increase in the weight. Indicates insufficient weight gain or inappropriate weight loss.
Years of Potential Life
is a general state of ill health involving marked weight loss
and muscle loss
. Wasting syndrome is often a sign of disease, such as
cancer, AIDS, heart failure, or advanced chronic obstructive pulmonary
disease (COPD). Symptoms include weight loss, muscle loss, a lack of
appetite, fatigue, and decreased strength. Treatment includes nutritional
counseling, medications to stimulate appetite and weight gain, and
treating the underlying disease. Wasting can be caused by an extremely low
energy intake (e.g., caused by famine), nutrient losses due to infection,
or a combination of low intake and high loss. Infections and conditions
associated with wasting include tuberculosis, chronic diarrhea, AIDS, and
superior mesenteric artery syndrome.
is very thin especially from disease, hunger or cold.
Cause to grow thin or weak
weak and thin or waste away physically.
is defined as a condition in which a person, for a sustained period, is
unable to eat sufficient food to meet basic nutritional needs. In the
field of hunger relief, the term hunger is used in a sense that goes
beyond the common desire for food that all humans experience.
is suffering from lack of food and
dieing of food deprivation. Deprive of a necessity and cause suffering. To
be hungry and to go without food.
is a state of extreme hunger resulting from lack of
essential nutrients over a prolonged period. The act of depriving of food
or subjecting to famine.
is a severe deficiency in caloric energy intake, below the
level needed to maintain an organism's life. It is the most extreme form
of malnutrition. In humans, prolonged starvation can cause permanent organ
damage and eventually, death. The term inanition refers to the symptoms
and effects of starvation. Starvation may also be used as a means of
torture or execution. According to the World Health Organization, hunger
is the single gravest threat to the world's public health. The WHO also
states that malnutrition is by far the biggest contributor to child
mortality, present in half of all cases. Undernutrition
is a contributory
factor in the death of 3.1 million children under five every year. Figures
on actual starvation are difficult to come by, but according to the Food
and Agriculture Organization, the less severe condition of
undernourishment currently affects about 842 million people, or about one
in eight (12.5%) people in the world population. The bloated stomach
represents a form of malnutrition called kwashiorkor. The exact
pathogenesis of kwashiorkor is not clear, as initially it was thought to
relate to diets high in carbohydrates (e.g. maize) but low in protein.
While many patients have low albumin, this is thought to be a consequence
of the condition. Possible causes such as aflatoxin poisoning, oxidative
stress, immune dysregulation and altered gut microbiota have been
suggested. Treatment can help mitigate symptoms such as the pictured
weight loss and muscle wasting, however prevention is of utmost
is a severe
shortage of food resulting in violent hunger and starvation and death.
is a widespread scarcity of food, caused by several factors including war,
inflation, crop failure
imbalance, or government policies. This phenomenon is usually accompanied
or followed by regional malnutrition, starvation, epidemic, and increased
mortality. Every inhabited continent in the world has experienced a period
of famine throughout history. In the 19th and 20th century, it was
generally Southeast and South Asia, as well as Eastern and Central Europe
that suffered the most deaths from famine. The numbers dying from famine
began to fall sharply from the 2000s. Some countries, particularly in
sub-Saharan Africa, continue to have extreme cases of famine. Since 2010,
Africa has been the most affected continent in the world. As of 2017, the
United Nations has warned over 20 million are at risk in South Sudan,
Somalia, Nigeria (in the northern part) and Yemen. The distribution of
food has been affected by conflict. Most programmes now direct their aid
Worst Famines in
. During the 20th century, an estimated 70 to 120 million
people died from famines across the world, of whom over half died in
, with an estimated 30 million dying during the famine of
1958–1961, up to 10 million in the
Chinese famine of 1928–1930
, and over two million in the
Chinese famine of 1942–1943
, and millions more lost in famines in
North and East China. The USSR lost 8 million claimed by the
Soviet famine of 1932–33
, over a million in both the
Soviet famine of 1946–1947
and Siege of Leningrad, the 5 million in
the Russian famine of 1921–1922, and others famines. Java suffered 2.5
million deaths under Japanese occupation during World War Two. The other
most notable famine of the century was the Bengal famine of 1943.
is the food assistance branch of the
and the world's largest humanitarian organization
addressing hunger and
promoting food security. According to the WFP, it provides food assistance
to an average of 80 million people in 75 countries each year. From its
headquarters in Rome and more than 80 country offices around the world,
the WFP works to help people who are unable to produce or obtain enough
food for themselves and their families. It is a member of the United
Nations Development Group and part of its Executive Committee.
Food Security Monitoring System
tracks changes in people's food
security situations. Aims to alert the humanitarian community when a
situation deteriorates and to ensure that assistance can be provided in a
timely and appropriate way. FSMS collects information on individual
households' food consumption, their output, and the strategies they
develop to cope with difficult situations. It also monitors market prices
and rainfall patterns. FSMS can trigger an Emergency Food Security
Assessment, when the deterioration of a situation is detected.
leads or facilitates
around 20 Food Security Monitoring Systems in areas most at risk of
vulnerability, in support of governments' early warning and disaster risk
How we can help Hungry Kids, one text at a time: Su Kahumbu
(video and text)
free, nutritious meals made with quality ingredients
schools. No child should go hungry because they can’t afford a nutritious
How a team of chefs fed Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria: José Andrés
(video and text)
for president, "Make America Bake Again". How redundant
and bureaucratic dysfunction
and prevents action and decision-making.
is a Turkish chef and restaurateur.Feeding
is a hunger relief organization
with a nationwide network of
food banks feeding the hungry. 1 in 7 people struggle with hunger in the
Commodity Supplemental Food Program
works to improve the health of
low-income persons at least 60 years of age by supplementing their diets
with nutritious USDA Foods. USDA distributes both food and administrative
funds to participating states and Indian Tribal Organizations to operate
is a not-for-profit non-governmental organization devoted to
for people who need it
most. José Andrés +1 (202) 844-6330.
Land deals meant to improve food security may have hurt
land acquisitions by foreign investors, intended to improve global food
security, had little to no benefit, increasing crop production in some
areas while simultaneously threatening local food security in others,
according to researchers who studied their effects.
provide food or give food to someone. To support or promote. To serve food for
people. Take in food. To gratify and increase or justify. To supply with a source of material.
Food Stamps - SNAP
Over 42 million Americans on
costing $70 billion annually in February 2017, and a lot of them have
. January 2009, almost 32 million people
received SNAP benefits. In 2012 a record 46 million
. An increase of 20 million more people since
The Great Recession
in 2007. About 45.4 million Americans, roughly one-seventh of the population,
received nutrition aid last October 2016. According to the
U.S. Department of Agriculture
, 41 percent
of food stamp recipients live in
someone does earn a paycheck, the so-called "Working
." To be eligible for food stamps for a
of four, the
maximum income is $29,064. For a
$14,160. The food prices as they are now, as of 2011, a single person can feed
themselves on $200.00 a month food stamps, that's if you shop smart and eat
healthy. 23 million American households, 32 percent of all households who received SNAP in
the previous 30 days reported they had visited a
An estimated 87.3
percent of American households were food secure
throughout the entire
year in 2015, meaning that they had access at all times to enough food for
an active, healthy life for all household members. But just having access
does not mean people are eating
or eating enough. United States in 2015, an estimated
13.1 million kids live in homes with insufficient
, according to the most recent figures from the
U.S. Department of
. And millions of more people should be on food stamps
because their low income qualifies them as in need of subsidized
assistance, but they are not recorded or documented.
Poverty leaves a mark on our genes
socioeconomic status is associated with levels of DNA methylation (DNAm),
a key epigenetic mark that has the potential to shape
more than 2,500 sites, across more than 1,500 genes.
is short for Supplemental Nutrition
Increased Food Assistance Benefits could result in Fewer ER Visits
38 Million People used SNAP in 2019 -
grew by 17% from February 2020 to May 2020, three times faster than in any
previous three-month period. Even before the
13.7 million households, or 10.5% of all U.S. households, experienced food
insecurity at some point during 2019, according to data from the U.S.
Department of Agriculture. That works out to more than 35 million
Americans who were either unable to acquire enough food to meet their
needs, or uncertain of where their next meal might come from, last year.
19 million Americans live in food deserts
global pandemic has the chance to
double the number of people experiencing acute food insecurity in the
, from 135 million in 2019 to 265 million in 2020.
50 Million People in America experienced Food Insecurity in 2020
. Food banks
report an average 60 percent increase
need. 127.8 Million
Food Boxes Invoiced as of December 14
is the idea of breeding crops to
. This can be done either through conventional selective
breeding, or through genetic engineering.
because it focuses on making plant foods more
nutritious as the plants are growing, rather than having nutrients added
to the foods when they are being processed.
is to make something strong or
stronger. Add nutrients to food.
A Heat-Stable Microparticle Platform for Oral Micronutrient Delivery
Particularly within the developing world, micronutrient deficiencies that
impair growth and contribute to disease remain leading public health
concerns. Although fortification of food can help treat deficiencies,
heat used during cooking
other conditions can degrade vitamins, preventing adequate absorption.
Anselmo and colleagues used the polymer BMC to encapsulate micronutrients.
Microparticles encapsulating 11 micronutrients showed improved stability
against oxidation, heat (such as boiling water used for cooking), and
other conditions, and micronutrients were absorbed by the intestine when
microparticles were administered to rodents. Data from two clinical trials
and experiments using human intestinal tissue demonstrate how
microparticle formulations were optimized to enhance iron loading, improve
bioavailability, retain stability against cooking, and allow for scale-up.
This microparticle platform could help improve oral delivery of
micronutrients. Today, fortified foods are everywhere: 137 countries
legally require at least one food type to be fortified, according to the
Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition, a Swiss nonprofit. Back in 2007,
researchers in Canada developed micronutrient-packed "sprinkles" that
could be put on top of any food. In a trial among young children in Haiti
by the International Food Policy Research Institute, the sprinkles proved
effective at reducing anemia. They're now widely available but have to be
purchased (rather than coming premixed into foods, like the microparticles
could be) and aren't designed to withstand cooking.
Childhood Malnutrition is accompanied by Growth Stunting and immaturity of
the gut microbiota
. Spoon-fed paste made from chickpeas, soy, peanuts,
bananas and a blend of oils and micronutrients — was shown to
. The researchers are still working to understand the
exact biochemistry that causes certain foods to have a greater impact on
restoring the microbiome than others. Childhood malnutrition is a critical
global health problem that affects more than 150
million children worldwide
and accounts for nearly half of deaths
in children under the age of 5, according to the World Health
Maternal and childhood malnutrition
. Malnutrition and dietary repair.
A sparse covarying unit that describes healthy and impaired human gut
U.S. Department of Agriculture
, which oversees food stamps,
reports that food stamp recipients scored 56.8 percent on a healthy
eating index, compared with 60.3 percent for poor people who didn't get
benefits and 60.2 percent for wealthier people. In other words, SNAP recipients'
diets are marginally worse than everyone else's diets, which are terrible to begin with.
Incentives to Eat Healthy
Food assistance recipients
spend about 10 percent of
their food budget on sugary drinks
, while the rest of the population
spends about 7 percent on sugary drinks.
What Type of Food People Eat using Food Stamps
America's Biggest Food Banks Just Cut Junk Food By 84 Percent In A Year
Farmers Turn Excess Milk Into Cheese And Yogurt For The Hungry
lost 120 dairy farms
in 2016. In that same year, dairy farmers across
the country dumped 43 million gallons of excess
. Food Waste
H.R.1567 - Global Food Security Act of 2016
. This bill requires the President to develop and implement a Global Food
Security Strategy to promote global food security, resilience, and
nutrition. Accelerate inclusive, agricultural-led economic growth that
reduces global poverty, hunger, and malnutrition; increase the
productivity, incomes, and livelihoods of
; build resilience to food shocks among
vulnerable populations and households while reducing reliance upon
emergency food assistance; create an environment for agricultural growth
and investment; improve the nutritional status of women and children;
align with and leverage U.S. strategies and investments in trade, economic
growth, science and technology, agricultural research and extension,
maternal and child health, nutrition, and water, sanitation, and hygiene;
strengthen partnerships between U.S. and foreign universities that build
agricultural capacity; and ensure the effective use of taxpayer dollars in
achieving these objectives.
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
formerly known as the
, provides food-purchasing assistance for low- and no-income
people living in the United States.
Food and Nutrition Service
is an agency of the United States
Department of Agriculture or USDA. The FNS is the federal agency
responsible for administering the nation’s domestic nutrition assistance
. The service helps to address the issue of hunger in the United
Global stocks of corn,
wheat, rice and soybeans combined will hit a record 671.1 million tonnes
going into the next harvest -
the third straight year of historically high surplus
, according to the
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). That's enough to cover demand from
China for about a year.
NASA-Inspired Technique Boosts Wheat Production Threefold
breeding techniques in specially modified glasshouses we can grow six
generations of wheat, chickpea and barley plants, and four generations of
canola plants in a single year. The use of supplemental lighting in a
glasshouse environment allows rapid generation cycling through
single seed descent
(SSD) and potential for adaptation to larger-scale
crop improvement programs.
is a high protein, milling wheat with tolerance to
India's Mega Kitchen feeds 50,000 people a
Report reveals a big dependence on freshwater fish for global food
Incentive Programs - Farmers Market Incentive Provider
An estimated 7.9 million kids in the U.S. live in "food-insecure" households
- Food Assistance Programs
Food Prices Index
Compare Grocery PricesSubsistence
There's no such thing as a Free Lunch
is a popular
communicating the idea that
it is impossible to get something for nothing
The "free lunch" in the saying refers to the nineteenth-century practice
in American bars of offering a "free
" in order to entice drinking customers.
The danger is that social services
can end your food stamps anytime without
just cause, so please be aware because these attacks on the poor are a
is affecting 50 million people or 1 in every 6 Americans.
parents use to say to kids in the 1960's, "Eat all
your food because kids are starving in Africa
". Even though parents
didn't have a clue what that meant, what they should have been saying was,
"Don't waste food, be grateful for what you have, and when you grow up,
you can learn how to become intelligent so that you can find ways to help
feed people all over the world so they don't starve to death because of
the ignorance of governments and from the ignorance of people in power."
Institute for Global Food Security
INTERNATIONAL FORUM on FOOD and NUTRITION
. The impact of food systems
and nutrition patterns on Sustainable
was the second five year plan of the People's Republic of
China that was an economic and social campaign by the Communist Party of
China from 1958 to 1962. Chairman Mao Zedong launched the campaign to
reconstruct the country from an agrarian economy into a communist society
through the formation of people's communes. The
planned caused between 18 Million and 45 Million People to Die from
Food Deserts - Scarcity
are defined as urban neighborhoods and rural
ready access to fresh, healthy, and affordable food
. Instead of supermarkets and
grocery stores, these communities may have no food access or are served only by
fast food restaurants and convenience stores that offer few healthy, affordable
food options. The lack of access contributes to a poor diet and can lead to
higher levels of obesity
and other diet-related diseases, such as diabetes
and heart disease.
is when food is difficult to obtain
due to availability, affordability,
distance, or number of procurement points – typically operationalized as
supermarkets – in a given area, urban or rural.
is another type of Food
desert because people can't afford to buy food because it's too expensive.
Characteristics and Influential Factors of Food Deserts
How Urban Agriculture is transforming Detroit - Devita Davison at TED2017
(video and text)Edible Landscapes
Feeding the Hungry
Grocery Walk DC
Food Time Line
food education. food access.
39.4 million Americans continue to live in communities
where it is far easier for most residents to buy grape soda instead of a
handful of grapes. And the ones who do have access are not educated enough
to understand healthy
The Food Trust
2.3 million people in the United States live more than a mile away from a
supermarket and don't have reliable vehicle access
, according to a
2009 U.S. Department of Agriculture report.
SNAP Participants will be able to select and pay for their groceries
. - Food Delivery
Food Access Research Atlas
concerns the nature of a socially just
allocation of goods
in a society. A society in which incidental
inequalities in outcome do not arise would be considered a society guided
by the principles of distributive justice. The concept includes the
available quantities of goods, the process by which goods are to be
distributed, and the resulting allocation of the goods to the members of
I'm not worried so much about the
interruptions of services
and supplies, I'm just disappointed in the missed
opportunity to educate people about food and nutrition. If you are going to help
the hungry you should give them incentives
to eat healthy and at the same time
educate them about the ways they can make their situation better.
different things with two different results.
should not be
Enabling People in the Negative Sense
Assistance needs to include the necessary
Information and Knowledge
so that people can become
better prepared to face
to Grow your own Food
We're catching 80-90 million metric tons of wild
fish per year
is a "place for artificial breeding, hatching and rearing
through the early life stages of animals, finfish and shellfish in
particular". Hatcheries produce larval and juvenile fish (and shellfish
and crustaceans) primarily to support the aquaculture industry where they
are transferred to on-growing systems i.e. fish farms to reach harvest
size. Some species that are commonly raised in hatcheries include Pacific
oysters, shrimp, Indian prawns, salmon, tilapia and scallops. The value of
global aquaculture production is estimated to be $98.4 billion in 2008
with China significantly dominating the market, however the value of
aquaculture hatchery and nursery production has yet to be estimated.
Additional hatchery production for small-scale domestic uses, which is
particularly prevalent in South-East Asia or for conservation programmes,
has also yet to be quantified.
(abuses and waste)
is a facility where eggs are hatched under artificial conditions,
especially those of fish or poultry. It may be used for ex-situ
conservation purposes, i.e. to breed rare or endangered species under
controlled conditions; alternatively, it may be for economic reasons (i.e.
to enhance food supplies or fishery resources).
Another problem with Food Stamps is the
. So the price of food and your diet preference will dictate how much food you get, which
is totally wrong.
Match Incentive - Incentives to Eat Healthy
This is one idea how it should be......
Once everyone understands
what foods are needed for Optimum Health and Energy, which is
based on their
personal physical and mental needs
from either a physical examination, blood
testing, or just from their experience that correctly identifies what foods are
good for them. Then those common food items should be massed produced to
lower the price and also to lower the waste of time, people and resources. Those
massed produced items will be made organically and without waste, abuse or
environmental damaging practices. (Awareness of Choice) -
Farmers Market Incentive Provider
up Food BucksFair Food Network
Double Value Coupon Program
Announces up to $31 Million to Empower People to Make Healthy Eating Choices
USDA Awards $31 Million in Grants to Help SNAP Participants Afford Healthy
encourage people to Learn and become more knowledgeableWhat
food types People buy using Food Stamps
(image chart) -
Comparison of what food people buy who are not on Food Stamps
Healthier Foods and Diet Patterns Cost More than Less Healthy Options?
No!. There is a big difference between price
, the price is higher for healthy food
but the cost of healthy food is a lot less non healthy food.
Advocacy Group Pushes For Changes In U.S. Food Assistance ProgramNudging
is a sales tactic
that tries to make food look more appealing and easy to reach — encourages
people to buy something. (knowledge and information should also be
appealing and easy to reach).
Farmers Markets Locations
The USDA also
announced $52 million in grants to support organic farming and local and
benefits are accepted at about 46 of the approximately 125 farmers’ markets in
, including locations in Bridgeport, Danbury and Seymour. Some
markets will even double the face value of SNAP benefits.
Breads, Grains, veggies, Fruits, Herbs, Spices, Seeds, Nuts, Tea, Coffee, Cocoa, to name a few...
Why does our government give subsidies
to foods that are unhealthy
while giving no subsidies to food growers that
produce healthier foods? (Corruption
Overhaul Farm Subsidies
is a governmental subsidy paid to farmers
agribusinesses to supplement their income
, manage the supply of
agricultural commodities, and influence the cost and supply of such
commodities. Examples of such commodities include: wheat, feed grains
(grain used as fodder, such as maize or corn, sorghum, barley, and oats),
cotton, milk, rice, peanuts, sugar, tobacco, oilseeds such as soybeans,
and meat products such as beef, pork, and lamb and mutton.
Absurd Farm Subsidies
Our Government incentivizes Overproduction of Junk food
Agriculture Subsidies Increase Obesity
Farm Subsidies and Obesity Connection
Should the Government Tax Unhealthy Food and Subsidize Healthy Food
Processed Food Dangers
Care and Education Provided in Grocery Stores
Pennsylvania Fresh Food Financing Initiative
offers thorough food ratings, analyzes trends in food marketing and retail, and
features health advice, unique recipes, nutrition analysis, allergy alerts and
many other resources to help consumers understand their food, health, lifestyle
and shopping options.
national nonprofit organization that supports food businesses.
Coops - Buyers Clubs
that is usually organized by farmers or consumers that produces and
goods and services
and is run for the benefit of its owners. Supply Chain
is an autonomous
association of people united voluntarily
to meet their common
economic, social and cultural needs and aspirations through a jointly
owned and democratically controlled business.
is a club organized to pool members'
buying power, enabling
them to make purchases at lower prices than are generally available, or purchase
goods that might otherwise be difficult to obtain.
an association of two or more
by a common interest or
Subscription Business Model
is a business model where a customer must pay a subscription price to have
access to the product or service. The model was pioneered by magazines and
newspapers, but is now used by many businesses and websites.
is a pledged contribution or a
regular payment that is made in order to be given a continuing access to a
service. A payment for consecutive issues of a newspaper or magazine for a
given period of time.
is being a
member of a body of members of an
is one of the persons who compose a
social group, especially individuals who have joined and participate in a
is an organization that distributes food to those who have
difficulty purchasing enough food to avoid hunger.
Organic Food Co-Op
- Farmers Coop
- Community Garden
is a collective community in Israel that was traditionally based on
Northeast Organic Farming
Association of Vermont
National Council of Farmer
Fare and Square Non-Profit
- Organic Gift Fruit
- Daily Table
Ct. Food Alliance
- Connecticut's Community
is a cooperative where farmers pool their resources
in certain areas of activity.
A village of 824 people came together
to open a new market. They raised nearly $160,000 of their own money —
double their initial fundraising goal. And Post 60 Market was born. With
being a co-op and so many people bought in. According to the most
recent data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture
, 76 counties
nationwide are without a single grocery store, and 34 of those counties
are in the Midwest and Great Plains.
Food Store Types
, Availability, and Cost of Foods in a Rural
Rural Business Development Grants
Disaggregated View of Market Concentration
in the Food Retail
Rural Grocery Toolkit
. This toolkit contains resources for two primary
audiences: existing grocers and those establishing a new grocery store.
Farm to Fridge - Direct from the Manufacturer to the Buyer
Farm to Fridge
you want it fresh and organic. Farm to Plate
Farmers To You
sustainably grown product, meat, and grains to Boston area residents who
are seeking locally grown, organic food.
Selling Directly to Consumers
out the middle men
who make more
money than the producers and manufacturers when compared to wholesalers.
For decades, wholesalers made up an entire industry by serving as the
middlemen between manufacturers and consumers. They would purchase items
in bulk from the makers at a set price, then sell it to consumers at a
higher rate, often doubling or tripling their output. Distributors buy the
product directly from manufacturer and then warehouses the product.
Distributor is a business, firm or individual that buys noncompeting
products or product lines, warehouses them, and then resells them to
retailers or direct to the end users or customers. Manufacturers produce
products and retailers sell them to end users. (Factory Outlet - Retail Partner).
Food Delivery Services - Reduce Traffic, Save Time and Resources
is a person in India, most commonly in
Mumbai, who is part of a delivery system that collects hot food in
from the residences of workers in the
late morning, delivers the lunches to the workplace, predominantly using
bicycles and the railway trains, and returns the empty boxes
worker's residence that afternoon. They are also used by meal suppliers in
Mumbai, where they ferry ready, cooked meals from central kitchens to the customers and back.
Complete Meals with Pre-Portioned ingredients and
Easy to follow Recipes Delivered. Blue
Fresh City Farming
Farm fresh local + organic food delivered right to your door.
Ingredients. Simple Recipes. Convenient Deliveries.
Local Organic Food
Organic Produce Delivery
Deliver Locally Grown
Door to Door
OrganicsFarm Fresh to You
Camps Road Farm
Fresh from Amazon
is a distributor of natural and organic foods, specialty
foods, and related products in the United States and Canada. The company
distributes to grocery and natural food stores and is the primary
distributor to Whole Foods Market
offers dry, refrigerated and frozen groceries, personal care products,
supplements, fresh produce, perishables, and non-food items such as
household cleaning products. It made the Fortune 500 list in 2016.
The Internet Grocer
AUL Super Store
The Vermont Country Store
- MA, NY, CT, RI, DC, VA, MD, WI, IL.
Ocado Group Online Grocery
- Buyers Clubs
- Gourmet Grocery Online
Gourmet @ Home
AZ, CA, MD, OR, VA, WA & D.C.
- Possessed Food Dangers
Photos of what People Eat around the World
School Lunches in other Countries
Smartphones to Order Food
For people to make Group Orders, take advantage of Surpluses, Sales and
Farm Stand App
- Good Guide
Avoid Genetically Modified Ingredients
Have someone shop for you
Dorothy Lane Market
Nationwide Latino Imports
- Food Stamps
is a large motorized vehicle such as a van or a trailer that is equipped
, prepare, serve, and/or
sell food. Some, including ice cream trucks, sell frozen or prepackaged
food; others have on-board kitchens and prepare food from scratch, or they
heat up food that was prepared in a brick and mortar commercial kitchen.
Sandwiches, hamburgers, french fries, and other regional fast food fare is
common. By the early 2010s, amid the pop-up restaurant phenomenon, food
trucks offering gourmet cuisine and a variety of specialties and ethnic
menus became particularly popular. Food trucks may also sell cold
beverages such as soda pop and water. Food trucks, along with food booths
and food carts, are major components of the street food industry that
serves an estimated 2.5 billion people every day.
A food truck that
should also have a Wi-Fi hot
spot and has a large LED computer touch screen outside the truck
that shows the menu, ingredients of food, and what farms the
food and ingredients come from. The outside computer touch
screen can also use to search for all kinds of information
because it's connected to the internet. The truck will be
powered by solar, wind and biofuel.
So the truck can also be used to help charge electronics during
power outages, and
help deliver food and water in emergencies
What People Eat Around the
Blenders and Bowls
Green Truck on the Go
Clover Food Lab
The Grilled Cheese Truck
Rollin' n Bowlin' Food Truck: Superfood Bowls
Zume Pizza Bakes En
(farm to fridge)
Don't Be So Plastic
Edible Bowls and
Mass produced Edible Cutlery
6 easy edible bowls you can make home
Environment Friendly Packaging Materials
is a Transformed City Bus into a Mobile
Farmers Market Grocery Store on Wheels.
Food Truck Festivals
Home cooked meals
from your neighbors.
connects you to friends and neighbors making home cooked meals.
Join our community, order online, and pick your food up directly
from loving cooks near you.
Cargo Bike System (Food Bike)
Trikes and Scooters
Worlds Greenest Cafe, The Weelys Green Warrior
Meals By Mail: Which Meal Kit Delivery Service Is Right for You
Meals Ready to Eat
Prepd Pack - The Lunchbox Reimagined
is a machine that dispenses items such as snacks,
beverages, alcohol, cigarettes, lottery tickets to customers
automatically, after the customer inserts currency or credit into the
machine. The first modern vending machines were developed in England in
the early 19th century and dispensed postcards.
Salad Vending Machine
Salad Dressing Recipes
- Intelligent Dispensing Solutions
Grocery Food Delivery
Coops and Group Buying
Food Stores of the Future
Grow food on premises, Fresh grinds, Fresh squeezed, Fresh picked, Fresh prepared, Made
to order, Delivered, People bring their own bags and food containers, every
product will have time stamp, it's origin, a
QR code for complete information
and the full cost of the product from seed
to mouth. No food will go to waste.
Fare and Square
fresh healthy foods.
- Reusable Food Containers
is a small Hispanic shop selling
wine and groceries.
is a store primarily engaged in retailing a general
range of food products, which may be fresh or packaged. In everyday U.S.
usage, however, "grocery store" is a synonym for supermarket, and is not
used to refer to other types of stores that sell groceries. In the U.K.,
shops that sell food are distinguished as grocers or grocery shops, though
in everyday use, people usually use either the term "supermarket" or, for
a smaller type of store that sells groceries, a "corner
" or "convenience shop".
is a self-service shop offering a wide variety of food,
beverages and household products, organized into sections. It is larger
and has a wider selection than earlier grocery stores, but is smaller and
more limited in the range of merchandise than a hypermarket or big-box
market. In everyday U.S. usage, however, "grocery store" is a synonym for
supermarket, and is not used to refer to other types of stores that sell
is a small retail business that stocks a range of
everyday items such as coffee, groceries, snack foods, confectionery, soft
drinks, tobacco products, over-the-counter drugs, toiletries, newspapers,
and magazines. In some jurisdictions, convenience stores are licensed to
sell alcohol, although many such jurisdictions limit such beverages to
those with relatively low alcoholic content such as beer and wine. Such
stores may also offer money order and wire transfer services, along with
the use of a fax machine or photocopier for a small per-copy cost. Some
also offer to sell tickets or recharge a smart card, like the OPUS card in
Montreal. They differ from general stores and village shops in that they
are not in a rural location and are used as a convenient supplement to
larger stores. A convenience store may be part of a gas/petrol station, so
customers can purchase goods conveniently while filling their vehicle with
fuel. It may be located alongside a busy road, in an urban area, near a
railway or railroad station, or at another transport hub. In some
countries, convenience stores have long shopping hours, and some remain
open 24 hours. Convenience stores usually charge significantly higher
prices than conventional grocery stores or supermarkets, as these stores
order smaller quantities of inventory at higher per-unit prices from
wholesalers. However, convenience stores make up for this loss by having
longer open hours, serving more locations, and having shorter cashier lines.
are convenient, but farms
should have a regular customer base. Farms need electronic means like a
website, emails or a phone, to notify regular buyers. Farms could have a once
week delivery from farm to fridge
. So farms should have a way for buyers to sign
up. Farms need marketing and social networking. Farms could also send their
customers a menu of this years harvest. Farms could also offer exchange work for
food programs. A farm could also be a school.
Farmers Market Lies Exposed: Hidden Camera Investigation (Marketplace)
(youtube). Is the produce you're buying at the farmers market grown
locally? Most are just resellers who are unregulated. "And too many
grocery stores also commit fraud
. Basically the whole
has problems that we
need to solve". Sensors
Vermont is the most locavore-friendly state in
the country that makes it easiest to eat locally grown food
2. Maine (2)
3. Oregon (4)
4. Montana (7)
6. Hawaii (8)
7. Massachusetts (5)
8. Wisconsin (6)
9. Rhode Island (9)
10. District of Columbia (18)
Strolling of the Heifers
Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food
aims to connect food producers and food consumers in the same
geographic region, in order to develop more self-reliant and resilient
food networks; improve local economies; or to have an impact on the
health, environment, community, or society of a particular place.
Restaurants - Ideas for Improving
is a business that prepares and serves food and drinks to
customers. Meals are generally served and eaten on the premises, but many
restaurants also offer take-out and food delivery services. Restaurants
vary greatly in appearance and offerings, including a wide variety of
cuisines and service models ranging from inexpensive fast food restaurants
and cafeterias, to mid-priced family restaurants, to high-priced luxury
establishments. In Western countries, most mid-to high-range restaurants
serve alcoholic beverages such as beer and wine. Some restaurants serve
all the major meals, such as breakfast, lunch, and dinner (e.g., major
fast food chains, diners, hotel restaurants, and airport restaurants).
Other restaurants may serve only a single meal (for example, a pancake
house may only serve breakfast) or they may serve two meals (e.g., lunch
On Request but not on the Menu...List Calories,
Ingredients and Nutritional information for conscience eaters and for people who
are on Calorie Restrictive Diets. Some menus just have a healthy heart symbol
for low fat.
Tell your patrons that you use only
Certified Sustainable Seafood.
Farm to Table Restaurants
- Blue Hill Farm -
in Freedom, Maine. Local and fresh food from Villageside Farm.
Panisse is a Berkeley, California restaurant, known as one of the
inspirations for the style of cooking known as California cuisine. Restaurateur,
author, and food activist Alice Waters opened Chez Panisse in 1971 with film
producer Paul Aratow, then professor of comparative literature at the University
of California, Berkeley. The restaurant focuses on ingredients rather than
technique, and has developed a supply network of direct relationships with local
farmers, ranchers, and dairies.
is a modern plant based dining experience using seasonal vegetables since 2011.
Have a section on the
Organic Locally Grown Food.
Tell your patrons that you use foods that are produce using
Sustainable Farming Methods. Tell your patrons that you use no
GMO food ingredients. (Genetically
No GMO Project and get certified.
is not to say that GMO is all bad, this is just saying that people have the
right to know, and also, people have the right to be part of the decisions that
may effect their lives and their health. Tell your
patrons that you use no foods from
Tell your patrons that you use foods from farms that treat
Farm Workers with respect.
Tell your patrons that you use foods that use
Fair Trade Practices.
Have a Food
Donation Program: Restaurants throw out roughly 1.5 million tons of perfectly
Food Wasted -
Grub Hub -
Food Waste Minimizing System
Dining Etiquette Info-Graph (image)
Delivery (farm to fridge)
Michelin Guide is the oldest European hotel and restaurant reference guide.
Eat Slow and take some food home.
The Story of HK Soya
Sauce Chicken Rice and Noodle: (video of the world's first Michelin starred
dong is cooked-food stalls is a type of open-air food stall in Hong Kong.
Reusable Containers without the Trash and the Waste - Take Out
Make sure take out orders are in a recyclable
boxes, or even better, encourage patrons to bring
to bring food home, just like when you
bring your own grocery bag to the
Own Bottle) - Bring Your Own
zero-waste packaging that is cleaned and refilled to be reused,
again and again.
All Good Goods
plastic-free food to your door.
How One Chicago Restaurant
Went Totally Trash-Free
Sandwich Me In Chicago
Reusable Food to Go Containers
Eco Take Outs
Reusable Takeout Containers
Eliminate Food Takeout Containers Reduce Waste
Japanese Bento Box
made from seaweed and plants
. It biodegrades in weeks, naturally.
(food delivery in reusable containers)
Open a Restaurant
How a Restaurant Operates.
is a Danish chef and co-owner of the two-Michelin
star restaurant Noma in the Christianshavn neighborhood of Copenhagen, Denmark.
His restaurant was voted the best restaurant in the world in 2010 San Pellegrino
Awards, 2011, 2012 and 2014. Redzepi is noted for his work for the reinvention
and refinement of a new Nordic cuisine and food that is characterized by
inventiveness and clean flavours.
Restaurants are mostly unhealthy
because they are more interested in money instead of peoples health, which is
just another example why money education
and why our corrupted system needs to be fixed and improved, because this ignorance is killing us.
Use your own Food Containers for Food Shopping
Zero Waste Food Market in Denver
The Zero Market
Clean Bin Project
Reusable Grocery Bags
Klean kanteen Food Canisters
products from trusted brands, delivered to you in upgraded reusable
packaging. We Pick Up.
No need to
trash, recycle, or clean - simply place your used products back into the
Loop Tote and schedule a free pick up from your home.
Loop hygienically cleans and
replenishes what you returned, so you never run out of your favorite
- package-free groceries.Automated
Cognition AI-powered Checkout
customers walk in and grab a to-go container of pre-made, healthful meals
prepared by chefs who've previously worked in some of the finest
restaurants in LA and New York. They can heat up the meals in microwaves
at the restaurant, or take them home. And everything is priced affordably
— though the price changes, depending on the neighborhood. The goal is to
make nutritious food more available to everyone. When
customers return reusable containers they get a discount on the next meal.