A food system is all processes and infrastructure involved in satisfying a population’s food security, i.e. the
gathering/catching, growing, harvesting (production aspects), storing, processing, packaging, transporting,
marketing, consuming food, and disposing of food waste (non-production aspects) It includes food security
outcomes of these activities related to availability and utilization of, and access to, food as well as other
socioeconomic and environmental factors (Ericksen, 2008; Ericksen et al., 2010; Ingram 2011).