What is the biggest problem with the Food System?

  • What is the biggest problem with the Food System? – Andrew Gunther

    Change Food

    I think the biggest problem with our food system today is our focus on the actual physical financial price of meat – so what I mean is, the nickel and dimes of meat – so it’s all about the cost rather than the real cost and the externalities, so we’re looking for what the consumer actually pays. That has to go together with the inaccurate and inappropriate labeling and claims made around meat. So those two interact, because I think if we give the consumer the real choice, and we … Read More

  • What is the biggest problem with the Food System? – Diane Hatz

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    I would consider the biggest problem with the food space right now being consumer confusion. I think there are a lot of people doing a lot of amazing work. I think it’s fantastic that over the last 20+ years, people have raised awareness about the fact that there are problems with the food system, but I think we’re at the point where your average consumer just doesn’t know what to do. So I think it’s something that the food movement really needs to look at seriously and look at how … Read More

  • What is the biggest problem with the Food System? – George Faison

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    I think the biggest problem with the food system today is what I call flat out fraudulent labeling. We have made it so difficult for someone to understand just exactly what it is they’re buying. The companies are allowed to put statements on there that have nothing to do with the food that they’re selling, just to deflect the consumer from thinking about the things that are happening in that product, or perhaps are even written on that label. The imagery that’s on a package, is so deceptive, it’s so … Read More

  • What is the biggest problem with the Food System? – Matt Weingarten

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    The biggest problem with our food system right now is our lack of connection. You can call it transparency if that’s the way you want to look through the lens; you could call it just our lack of cooking the food itself. I’m a chef, and one of my biggest pet peeves is when people put me on a pedestal, like, “oh, how did you make that, that’s so amazing!” It’s like, you should be able to roast a chicken. You should be able to roast a delicious chicken in … Read More

  • What is the biggest problem with the Food System? – Chuck Eggert

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    Personally I think the biggest problem is that the big manufacturing companies don’t know how to get the problem solved – that they’ve gone so far down a path of getting bigger and consolidating, and that there’s really not a clear path to simplifying what they’re doing. And I think that’s going to create a huge opportunity for the people in the food industry that are coming up because the big companies aren’t going to adjust to the marketplace changes and the demands of the marketplace. It’s past the failsafe … Read More

  • What is the biggest problem with the Food System? – Paul Willis

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    The biggest food problem that we have today is supply for good quality, clean raised food. Particularly in the United States, we’ve lost our population base that are farmers; industrial farming getting bigger continuously over the last few years. So probably the biggest problem is stopping that and reversing that if we’re talking about having more farmers. Read More

  • What is the biggest problem with the Food System? – Sara Brito

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    One of the biggest problems with the food system today doesn’t start with food – it starts with time, or the lack of time. And I think the lack of time relates to consumers, people, and the lack of time they have to make the right choices and do the right thing that they would want to do given more time. It also applies to chefs, and the lack of time that chefs have to make choices and do the right thing. And ultimately, when those two worlds collide as … Read More