The U.S. food system is deeply interconnected with human and environmental health, as well as social and economic systems. Decisions about food policies and practices, therefore, can have unintended impacts—both positive and negative. To arrive at a decision whose benefits outweigh its risks, decision makers must carefully consider a range of effects and interactions across the health, environmental, social, and economic domains. The process of answering these questions needs to be informed by systems research that acknowledges the dynamics and interaction within the food and agriculture system.
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The report is available for free download here where you can also find other resources, including an infographic to guide decision makers through the committee’s framework; key figures from the report; and a 4-page summary of the report.