Our society is reliant upon complex food systems, which have developed over time to ensure that the greatest number of people have the easiest access to the cheapest goods.
While this has led to the growth of economies and of populations, the costs both to communities and to our natural environment have been vast.
On a rapidly heating planet, food loss and waste account for a quarter of global greenhouse gas emissions. Meanwhile, nutrition and health in communities still vary considerably depending on socio-economic status.
It's obvious to see that we need to change – and fast.