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This report reviews the literature and key information resources regarding institutional food service procurement systems, presents the potential benefits of a large-scale shift among institutional procurement policies, discusses some of the existing barriers to the adoption of policies that favor regionally and/or sustainably produced food, and provides recommendations and tools for influencing institutional food procurement practices in the United States.
It aims to clarify gaps in the literature and resources— namely, information about food service management companies’ rebate pricing systems and the potential socioeconomic, environmental, health, social justice, and animal welfare-related benefits of reformed procurement policies. The report is intended to serve as a resource for those seeking a better understanding of institutional food service procurement policies and provide a rationale for working toward reform.
This report, prepared in advance of the United Nations Conference of the Parties 21 (COP21) in Paris, reviews the scientific literature on the roles of reducing animal product consumption and wasted food in meeting climate change mitigation targets.
Aquaponics combines hydroponics (soilless plant farming) with aquaculture (fish farming) in a mutually
beneficial way, as fish and bacteria supply nutrients for the plants and the plants clean the water for the
fish. The nutrient cycle that is created mimics natural systems.
This study, the first large-scale effort to track aquaponics in the United States and internationally, found
that aquaponics is being practiced in at least 43 countries. Most survey respondents were hobbyists, with
the remainder being educators, staff at non-profit organizations, or farmers. Respondents were engaged in
aquaponics to grow their own food, advance environmental sustainability and improve their health. Many
aquaponics practitioners are testing out new technologies related to feed choices and water and energy use.
As cities, counties, and regions across the U.S. strive to improve their local food systems, food policy
councils (FPCs) are being formed to address a variety of concerns. Issues such as the existence of food
deserts, increasing rates of diet-related diseases, loss of agricultural land, and poor nutrition in schools are
some of the many challenges that FPCs address through policy change and other programs.
Some FPCs are formally created by municipal governments, while others are initiated and supported by
nonprofit organizations. Rather than selecting one of these two models, the city of Baltimore adopted a
hybrid approach for its Baltimore Food Policy Initiative (BFPI) by coordinating the efforts of community
stakeholders and city officials through the unique addition of a food policy director.