Food Systems

The Zwick Center provides information on important trends in food and agriculture and serves as a platform for collaboration and networking. The food system encompasses complex interactions between economic, social, and environmental factors in the production, transportation, retail and consumption of food products. Rapid population growth, shrinking market demand place increasing pressure on the global food supply chain. Zwick Center research and outreach activities aim to address these problems through research and outreach related to direct farm to consumer marketing modalities, urban food production, health implications of policies aimed at improving access to fresh foods for low-income households, and otehr related issues.