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Center for a Livable Future


Program Areas

The Center for a Livable Future’s core program areas integrate research, policy, education, communication and outreach activities that support the Center’s mission, each with a unique focus on a particular aspect of the food system and its impact on public health.

Food Production and Public Health

At a time of unprecedented levels of food production, little about the industrial food production model is critically analyzed to reveal its hidden or externalized costs and unintended negative effects. Many of today’s industrial agriculture practices profoundly damage our soil, air, water, and ecosystem. In response to these challenges, the Center’s program on Food Production and Public Health focuses on the relationships among food production, the environment and public health. Read More>>

Food Communities and Public Health

The Center’s Food Communities and Public Health program focuses on developing relationships with communities to improve food environments, increase access to healthy food, and inform food and nutrition policy. Read More>>

Food System Sustainability and Public Health

Our long-term food security is under increasing stress. A convergence of issues—climate change, resource depletion, dysfunctional farm policies, and loss of biodiversity, among them—now threaten the availability of healthy food for an ever-increasing population.Read More>>

Food System Policy Program

The Center’s Food System Policy program includes a diverse portfolio of projects and activities that aim to advance federal, state and local agriculture and food policies that protect the public’s health and the environment by supporting a healthy, equitable, and sustainable food system. Read More>>