Nevada County Food Policy Council releases Food System Assessment

Sierra Harvest’s 2020 Farm Biz graduating class.

The global food pipeline is in serious jeopardy due to the consolidation and monopolization of our agriculture systems. The Guardian recently reported that 1% of farms operate 70% of the world’s farmland, based on several research papers compiled by the International Land Coalition.

Big isn’t always better. During the pandemic, our community, like many others, has experienced supply disruptions from this long pipeline. And it was even hard to get seeds for people to grow their own food. A new term has evolved to describe the need for “Whole-sum” food which is nutritious, safe, humanely acquired, and contributes positively to our environment and our local economy.