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September 6. AGRONOMy 342. Announcements. First Chapter analysis due September 13. (?). “We Feed the world”. Issues…. September 6. Understanding our food system. Our Relationship to Food. 1. Our personal preferences…. … have changed over time.

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announcements
Announcements
  • First Chapter analysis due September 13
our relationship to food
Our Relationship to Food

1. Our personal preferences…

…have changed over time

our relationship to food1
Our Relationship to Food

2. What influences our food choices?

assignment buying calories
Assignment: Buying Calories

How the price of food influences choices

what is a system
What is a “system?”
  • Set of interdependent entities, forming an integrated “whole”
  • Examples:
characteristics of systems
Characteristics of systems
  • Structure
    • Parts and composition
  • Behavior (functions)
    • Inputs, processing, outputs
  • Interconnectivity
    • Parts have functional as well as structural relationships with each other
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SURROUNDINGS

BOUNDARY

SYSTEM

components of a food system
Components of a food system
  • Parts?
  • Functions?
  • Interconnectedness?
  • Relationships to surroundings?
two food systems illustrated
Two Food Systems Illustrated

What does this say about the system and its surroundings?

What does this say about the system and its surroundings?

five questions for discussion
Five questions for discussion:
  • How sustainable is our food system for the long haul?
  • How resilient is our food system
  • What are the current and likely trends that will impact it?
  • What are the “wild cards” that could upset the system
  • How could the system be redesigned?