Innovations in the Food System: Exploring the Future of Food: Proceedings of a Workshop—in Brief


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On August 7–8, 2019, the Food Forum of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine hosted a public workshop in Washington, DC, to review the status of current and emerging knowledge about innovations for modern food systems and the extent to which they are or could be designed to optimize environmental, health, social, and economic outcomes. The 1.5-day workshop included sessions that explored production and processing, logistics and distribution, marketing and food value chains, data and analytics, access and affordability, and case studies in food system evolution from the federal government and private sector.