What is the Food Supply Chain?

  • A food supply chain or food system refers to the processes that describe how food from a farm ends up on our tables. The processes include production, processing, distribution, consumption and disposal.

  • The food we eat reaches us via food supply chains through which food moves systematically in domino-like motion from producers to consumers while the money consumers pay for food goes to people who work at various stages along the food supply chain in the reverse direction.

  • Every step of the supply chain requires human and/or natural resources.

  • Because a food supply chain is domino-like, when one part of the food supply chain is affected, the

    whole food supply chain is affected, which is often manifested through changes in price

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